An Assessment of Sanitation Facilities in Selected Public Primary Schools in Kericho Municipality, Kenya

Sally Cherono Koech, Jane Chirchir


Sanitation is fundamental in promotion of hygiene and prevention of diseases it is a major cause of mortality and morbidity is children and general population. The government of Kenya has a National School Health Policy (2009) which entails sanitation guidelines for impure health and safety of the learners. The policy provides a commeasure school health programme which addresses all health needs to school going children. School administrators have a well-defined parameters and progress indicators to guide implementation this study aimed at assessing the sanitation facilities  in selected public primary schools in Kericho Municipality. The study used a survey design to assess sanitation facilities in schedule public primary schools. Stratified sampling was used to sample 330 standard 7 pupils in 5 public schools. Data was collected using questionnaire and observation checklist. Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to collect date from the pupils. The data was analyzed using frequencies, percentages means and bar graphs.

Keywords: Sanitation, hygiene

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