Assessing Sanitation Conditions and Its Impacts on The Health Status of Hostellers in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

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Grace Olohiomeru Ikhioya

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This study was conducted to investigate the sanitation conditions and its impact on the health status of Hostellers in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Using a random sampling technique, 100 students were selected for the study. Data were collected with the aid of self – administered questionnaire and analysed using descriptive statistical techniques. The majority of the students (58%) were impressed with services rendered by the cleaners with respect to keeping the bathrooms and its environs clean. 62% of the students’ respondents stated that the environments and the hotel toilets is cleaned on daily basis. Although from the research there were indications that the cleaners have issues in acquiring their materials for executing their duties. About 75% of the respondents who at one time had complaints with the conditions of the hostel experienced delayed responses; 69 percents of the student respondents reported that at one point in time they had suffered some health issues which includes malaria, typhoid, dysentery, although no case of food poisoning was recorded.  It was concluded that there are few sanitation problems in the institution. Availability of cleaning materials has been a problem as well as other health related issues.

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Ikhioya, G. (2018). Assessing Sanitation Conditions and Its Impacts on The Health Status of Hostellers in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(3), 01-06. Retrieved from http://ijier.net/ijier/article/view/972
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Grace Olohiomeru Ikhioya, Ambrose Alli University

Department of Health and Physical Education

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