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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

A Review of Students’ Perception of Environmental Sanitation

Igwe P.U. , Okezue W.I. , Nwaduru C.L. , Ezebuka O.A. , Ginikanwa P.A.


International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-1,Issue-4, November - December 2017, Pages 29-37, 10.22161/ijreh.1.4.5

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Environmental sanitation is fundamental to health and development in schools because having healthy school environments sets schools on track for conducive and active learning. Many schools are experiencing poor environmental sanitation. The objective of this research is to review students’ perception of environmental sanitation. The method used is review of academic articles, textbooks, internet materials, thesis, journals and publicly available materials on environmental sanitation. This enabled the researchers to capture other authors view on students’ perception of environmental sanitation. Results of the review based on the convergent views of previous authors, showed that there was poor environmental sanitation practices in schools. It is therefore recommended that: (1) there is need for environmental awareness among students on the importance of environmental sanitation; (2) Provision of waste bins at strategic points, especially in all classroom buildings; (3) Inclusion of environmental education in school curriculum at all levels of the educational system; and conducting environmental sanitation on Tuesdays and Thursdays in schools on regular basis.

Diseeases, Environmental Sanitation, Environmental Sustainability, Schools, Students, Review.

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