Health Information and the Sanitary Conditions around Local Eateries: Nigerian South Eastern Universities’ Perspectives

International Journal of Communication and Media Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJCMS Journal
Volume 6 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Allen Nnanwuba Adum, Ogochukwu Ekwenchi, Ojinime Ojiakor, Julius Nwosu
: 10.14445/2349641X/IJCMS-V6I1P106
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Allen Nnanwuba Adum, Ogochukwu Ekwenchi, Ojinime Ojiakor, Julius Nwosu, "Health Information and the Sanitary Conditions around Local Eateries: Nigerian South Eastern Universities’ Perspectives" SSRG International Journal of Communication and Media Science 6.1 (2019): 34-42.

APA Style:

Allen Nnanwuba Adum, Ogochukwu Ekwenchi, Ojinime Ojiakor, Julius Nwosu,(2019). Health Information and the Sanitary Conditions around Local Eateries: Nigerian South Eastern Universities’ Perspectives. SSRG International Journal of Communication and Media Science 6(1), 34-42.

Abstract:

Local eateries remain one of the most ubiquitous sights in universities in southeast Nigeria. They are scattered at different points on campuses ready to serve the “famished” undergraduates, who besiege them often in order to satisfy their hunger. Irrespective of the heavy presence of these local eateries and huge patronage they get from students, research has shown that a large number of them operate in poor and unhygienic environment. The implication of this is that students, who are the main customers to these local eateries, are exposed to health hazards. Against this backdrop, this study looked at these local eateries with the view of finding out the proportion of students who are aware of their sanitary conditions. The study also examined students’ assessment of the eateries and their attitude towards them. Using a sample size of 400 respondents that cut across different universities in the south eastern part of Nigeria, the study found that a significant proportion of the students in these south-eastern universities are aware of the sanitary conditions of local eateries in their area; these eateries are in fairly good condition and that students in south eastern universities have a careless attitude towards the sanitary condition of local eateries on their campuses.

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Key Words:

Eateries, sanitary conditions, health information, health hazards, food-borne sicknesses