Savanna Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 1(1):70 - 74
Personal Health and Hygiene of Children in Maiduguri Metropolis of North Eastern Nigeria
Lateefat N.G. Imam, J.A. Opara, B.T. Olaosebikan, Abdulsalam, A and M. A. Abdulkadir

This study determined the attitude of the personal health of primary schools pupils in Maiduguri Metropolis in Borno State of North-Eastern Nigeria. The cross-sectional survey research design was employed. Maiduguri Metropolitan Council has thirtyseven primary schools with enrolment population of sixty-eight thousand, nine hundred and twenty-four pupils. Dip hand bowl random sampling procedure was employed to select the schools for this study, eight (8) schools while Stratified sampling and Dip hand bowl sampling procedure were used to identify and select each class that was sampled and Proportionate sampling procedure was employed to assign number of questionnaires to be administered to each school and classes selected. Descriptive statistics of frequency and percentage to explain the demographic characteristics while inferential statistics of chi-square was employed to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The significant difference in attitudes towards personal health of Primary School Pupils and the difference between male and female primary school pupils of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno State. Based on the findings stakeholders of the primary schools in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council should provide facilities that are adequate and suitable for the promotion of good personal health practices. For example hand washing facilities (bowl, water, soap and hand sanitizer).