Status of School Health Services of Secondary Schools in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State, Nigeria

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2021-12

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Department of Arts and Social Science Education, Faculty of Education, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the status of secondary schools health services in the study area based on; pre-entry medical examination, emergency care services, monitoring communicable diseases and control programme in secondary schools in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State are available or not. decriptive research of the cross-sectionally type was used for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select all the twenty-two (22) secondary schools in the study area. a researcher-developed observational checklist validated by three experts from the Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education, University of Ilorin was used for data collection by the researchers. Frequency counts and percentages were used to analysed the result of the data collected. The finding of the study revealed that pre-entry medical examination, monitoring communicable diseases and control programme and emergency care services were high and implemented for secondary school students in the study area. The researchers recommend among others that the State Ministry of Education should formulate a law which will make it compulsory for all school principals to include pre-entry medical examination as part of the requirement for admitting students into the secondary schools in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State.

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Assessment, Status, Health, Services, Secondary-school

Citation

Ologele, I., Omikunle, L. A., Ibrahim, J. & Abdulqadir, O. F. (2021). Status of School Health Services of Secondary Schools in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State. Al-Hikmah Journal of Arts and Social Sciences Education, 3(2), 20-25.

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