The State of Administration of Health Services among Secondary Schools in Cross River State of Nigeria
AbstractThis study investigates the implementation of health services programme
among public and private secondary schools in Cross River State of Nigeria. The five research questions aimed at finding out the state of access to module health services, nursing services, and health education. Other areas of the research are participation in games and sports and participation in healthpromoting clubs in public and private secondary schools in the State. Samples comprising of 336 teachers from 104 secondary schools responded to a 12-item Principals and Teachers opinion on secondary school health services questionnaire. The findings show that there are significant differences between public and private secondary schools on administration of health services, health education and health-related programmes. It is recommended that since health service is the right of all citizens, government should ensure equitable distribution of health service and personnel to both
public and private secondary schools in the State. School principals and
proprietors should be aware that students need good health in order to
perform well in their academics. This realization should make them to
promote health-related programmes in their schools.
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