E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Assessment of Post-Covid-19 Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Nigeria Certificate in Education Biology Students in Zaria, Nigeria

Author(s): Nuru Ramatu Asabe, Yahuza Asiya Salman, Lawal Saadatu Bagiwa

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.3.2756


This study titled Assessment of post-COVID-19 hand hygiene compliance among Nigeria Certificate in Education Biology Students in Zaria, Nigeria was a cross-sectional survey work. The study was guided by three research questions and three research objectives. Three hundred forty-six (346) NCE biology students were chosen at random from a population of three thousand four hundred and forty-one using the random sampling technique. The data collection instrument was a structured questionnaire titled "Students Hand-Hygiene Compliance Questionnaire (SHCQ)" which underwent validation by two science education experts from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Split-half method was adopted to determine reliability which gave the reliability coefficient value of 0.77 with Spearman rank statistics. The researchers administered the instrument to respondents over two weeks. The mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the gathered data. According to the results, the College established hand hygiene compliance during the COVID-19 era (X = 4.00, S.D. = 1.20); NCE Biology students in Zaria had low levels of post-COVID-19 hand hygiene compliance (X = 2.80, S.D. = 1.02); and there weren't many obstacles to post-COVID-19 hand hygiene compliance (X = 3.74, S.D. = 1.08). Recommendations among others include: the College management should continue to prioritize and reinforce a robust infrastructure for handwashing facilities, ensure the availability of soap and sanitizers, and conduct regular educational campaigns on proper hand hygiene practices.

Keywords: Assessment, Post-COVID, Hand-Hygiene, Compliance, Students

Pages: 146-151

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