Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Assessment on the use of sorting method practice of solid waste management in public secondary schools in north eastern states of Nigeria
Author(s): Shehu Salihu, Bala Yunusa Tilde, Ya’u Chiroma, Rabiatu Abubakar Imam, Abdullahi Mohammed Isiyaku
Abstract: This study investigated used of sorting practice method of solid waste management practices in public secondary schools in North Eastern States of Nigeria. The overall objective of this study was to find out the used of sorting method of solid waste management practices in public secondary schools in North Eastern States of Nigeria. One research question, one Hypothesis were formulated. A descriptive survey research design method was used in this study. The population for the study comprised the entire public secondary schools in North Eastern States of Nigeria with a population of eighteen thousand, five hundred and ninety five (18,595). The sample size used for this study was three hundred and seventy seven (377) respondents. The researcher used simple random sampling technique to select three states in North Eastern States of Nigeria .Six public secondary schools were selected from the three (3) selected states North Eastern States of Nigeria. Data collection instrument was researcher developed questionnaire; duly validated by the expert of Health Education and a reliability index of 0.84.Out of three hundred and seventy seven questionnaires that were administered, three hundred and forty nine were duly completed and returned for analysis. Percentage/count was used to organize and described the demographic characteristics of the respondents; chi-square was used to test the Hypothesis at significant level of 0.05. The findings for this study revealed that, public secondary schools North Eastern States of Nigeria significantly practiced the used of dustbin method of solid waste management in their schools. The implication of this findings is that there are proper used of dustbin method of solid waste management practices in public secondary schools North Eastern States of Nigeria. Therefore, public schools environment is free from anything capable of causing harm which would hinder the promotion of health status of students living in the schools. It was recommended among other things that, North Eastern States of Nigeria and pubic secondary school administrators should collaborate with NGOs and Ministries of Health to double their effort on awareness on value of used of dustbin practice as reduces the dangers of hazards of solid waste like sharp objects dispose in to the dustbin before final disposal.