STUDENTS? WASTE DISPOSAL HABIT: A CASE STUDY OF UMARU ALI SHINKAFI POLYTECHNIC AND SHEHU SHAGARI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SOKOTOAbdullahi Abubakar, Tukur Alkali &Musa Umar
This research was aimed at investigating waste disposal habits of the students of Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic and Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto. The data was collected using consecutive methods of questionnaire administration, interviews and observation techniques for two months. A total of one hundred and twenty (120) questionnaires were distributed, sixty each for the two tertiary institutions. Significant inspection around the two institutions and its environments revealed apparently poor sanitary conditions. This unhealthy environmental situation was largely blamed on unwholesome waste disposal habits of the students living in the campuses. and the neighborhood. The environments where the students live were observed to be unhealthy as a result of indiscriminate waste disposal habits of the students. It is recommended that the students should be enlightened on environmental problems and health implications, waste management and proper disposal habits. School management should provide students with waste disposal units for each block of classrooms and hostel lodge with at least three big size waste bins properly labeled and regular environmental sanitation should be carried out on weekly basis.
Keywords: Solid waste, Disposal Habits, Management, Environment