FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR HEALTH HABITS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL IN OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE

ABSTRACT

          The purpose of this study is to determine some of the factors responsible for poor health habits in some secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State and how they can be minimize. In carry out the study a questionnaire which was the research instrument, designed and administered to principals, vice principals, teachers and parents of the selected schools. The result show that the most common poor health habit of the students are dirtiness, as a result of environmental problem, inadequate school health materials are aids such as textbooks, seats etc. Peer group influence, harsh rules and indiscipline. To each of the these problems a solution has been suggested, for these suggestion are carried out by everybody the problem of poor health habit in the home, community, school and society even the country will be reduce drastically even in the selected schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.

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