CAUSES, EFFECTS AND CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
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Causes, Effects And Control Of Communicable Diseases In Secondary Schools: A Case Study Of Oredo Local Government Area Of Edo State, -abstract
-the Study Was Carried Out On The Causes-effects And Control
Of Communicable Diseases In Secondary Schools ...
The study was carried out on the causes, effects and control
of communicable diseases in secondary schools in Oredo local government area of
edo state. A survey design was
adopted for the study. A self structured valid and reliable questionnaire was
the main instrument used for the collection of data. The research questions
formulated were tested using the instrument. Results primarily showed that
various communicable diseases exist among the students. Results also showed
that teachers of this various schools encouraged hygienic practices in the
school. It also showed that communicable diseases spread rapidly in dirty
environment. The students demonstrated high knowledge of both the causes,
effects and control of communicable diseases. Consequently it was recommended
that there was need for both the school and the home to work in a coordinated
manner to teach the students about the dangers of sharing cloths, towels,
brushes and also that health education should be incorporated in the school
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.1 Background to the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Research questions
1.4 Significance of the study
1.5 Purpose of the study
1.6 scope of the study
1.7 Limitations of the study
1.8 Definition of terms
2.0 Literature Review
3.0 Research Methodology
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Population of the study
3.3 Sample and sampling
3.4 Research instrument
3.5 Validity of the instrument
3.6 Method of data collection
3.7 Method of data analysis
4.0 Analysis and
Interpretation of data
5.0 Summary, Conclusion and
5.1 Summary of the research
5.4 Suggestions for further
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
undoubtedly true that man as almost complete dominion over all things on earth,
yet he has remained subjected to physical, biological and social environmental
problems which he created. Man has largely conquered or is on the way to
conquering communicable diseases but in the process of liquidating vectors of
diseases. He runs risk of upsetting the circle of nature to the extent that he
endangers food supply, pollutes the water he drinks and the air he breaths.
Dokun Oyosola (1995) stressed that a quality
environment is important for the promotion of man’s well being but in the
process of man striving to control his environment. He has made his environment
a greater threat to his health and life as a result of his technologies and industrial
advancement. Thus, in the process of finding a better means of living man has
succeeded in destroying the environment in which he lives, this observed in air
system in Nigeria is not exempted from the environmental health problems, in
many schools; the environment is not child friendly. Most of these schools have
no adequate water supply, refuse disposal and toilet facilities. This does not
agree with a well healthy school environment.
Environmental health problems can be described as man-made hazards to human
health. Notable among which are water pollution. This means that despite
considerable advances in providing better living condition for human, the
environment continue to suffer the outcome of the numerous technological
advancement. The school environment can become interesting, pleasant and
conducive to teaching learning situation if the serenity of the environment is
captivating and sanitarily maintained for the purpose of the control of
communicable diseases are charged with the responsibility of undertaking
routine inspection. This inspection is done to control communicable diseases in
1.2STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The problems associated with communicable diseases in secondary
schools vary significantly. Health problems are associated with poverty and
lack of essential resources. Among these is inadequate clean water, food,
shelter and clean air. In addition, many developing countries, populations are
facing health problems. These issues include poor sanitation. This is
true of Nigerian with an over increasing population, a degraded environment
increases the likelihood of disease especially communicable diseases and death.
The supply and distribution of drinking water to students can be a
major cause of health problems in schools. The inability of school authorities
to provide good drinking water and proper storage system in the school to both
parents and government. Where water is provided, students share cups and water
cans in such a manner that those having communicable disease can easily
transfer such to other.
1.3PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The researcher wishes to examine causes, effects and control of
communicable diseases in secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of
1.Does the knowledge of health education help to
prevent communicable disease in schools?
2.Does educational qualification of parents
enhance the reduction of the spread of communicable diseases among students in
3.What efforts have the teachers of various
secondary schools put towards the manner of communicable diseases?
4.Do communicable diseases spread rapidly in dirty
5.Does poverty of [parents and lack of essential
resources in the community enhance the spread of communicable diseases in the
1.5SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The finding of this research will be beneficial to students,
school administrators, parents, health institutions, other concerned
individuals and institutions.
It will help to educate students against the problems of
communicable diseases and will equally render possible solutions.
It will help the Ministry of Education plan for seminars and
in-service training on communicable diseases to enhance the effectiveness of
various academic institutions.
1.6SCOPE OF STUDY
This study is restricted to causes, effects and control of
communicable diseases in secondary schools. The investigation is restricted to
the following schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
1.Jubilee Academy Schools
2.God Grace Academy
3.Hope and Life Group of Schools
4.King Solomon Group of Schools
5.Imafidon Group of Schools
1.7DEFINITION OF TERMS
1.Air Borne Diseases: These
are diseases one can get through breathing in, contaminated air of which virus
or bacteria cause the particular disease.
2.Communicable diseases: Communicable
diseases are diseases that can be transferred from one person to the other.
disease is a departure from normal health.
is a disease which is always present in a particular community e.g. malaria.
5.water borne diseases: These
are diseases that can be gotten through water that is contaminated
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