This paper investigated used of dustbin collection method of solid waste management practice in public secondary schools in North Eastern States of Nigeria. One research question and one Hypothesis was formulated. A descriptive survey research design was used in this study. The population for the study comprised the entire public secondary schools in North Eastern States, Nigeria with a population of 18,595 (eighteen thousand, five hundred and ninety-five). The sample size used for this study was three hundred and seventy-seven (377) respondents. The researchers used simple random sampling technique to select three states in the North Eastern States, Nigeria. Six (6) public secondary schools were selected from the three (3) selected states. Data collection instrument was research developed questionnaire; duly validated by expert of Health Education and has a reliability index of 0.84. Out of three hundred and seventy-seven questionnaire copies that were administered, three hundred and forty-nine were duly completed and returned for analysis. Percentage/ frequency count was used to describe the demographic characteristics of the respondents; chi-square was used to test the Hypothesis at significant level of 0.05. The finding for this study revealed that, public secondary schools in North Eastern States, Nigeria significantly practiced the used of dustbin collection method of solid waste management practice in their schools. It was recommended among others that North Eastern State governments and pubic secondary school administrators should collaborate with NGOs and Ministry of Health to double their effort on creating awareness for the utilization of dustbin method practice to reduces the danger of hazards of solid waste.
Citation: Salihu S., Salihu A.Y.,Adamu K., Giade A.Y., Idris S.A. (2022) Assessment of the Use of Dustbin on Solid Waste Management Practices in Public Secondary Schools in North-Eastern States, Nigeria, International Journal of Environment and Pollution Research, 10 (4), 1-7
Keywords: Solid Waste, dustbin collection method, public schools
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