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Title: Assessment On Awareness Of And Views About Solid Waste Management Among High School Students In Gurage Zone, Wolkite Town,Ethiopia
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Aklilu Dalelo (PhD)
Hairu, Ahmedin
Keywords: Solid waste Management
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Abstract: This study is aimed at the overall assessment of students awareness of and views about solid waste management in Gurage Zone, Wolkite town. Besides this, the study had also specific objectives such as assessment of awareness and views about issues related to the problems of solid waste, views of students about solid waste source, collection, storage , transportation, disposal, composting and identifying students' major sources of environmental knowledge. In order to accomplish these objectives of the study, the researcher used both primary and secondary data sources. The primary data was gathered through questionnaire, interviews and field observations. Whereas secondary data was collected from printed and unprinted materials and online searches. The analysis of the data was carried out using both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The findings of this study revealed that, the present awareness level of the students in the study area is not constructive enough to generalize that, they have awareness about environmental issues related to solid waste management. This is because, considerable percentage of students, i.e. 46% of grade 9 and 36.4% of grade 10 scored below the average and only 20.5 percent of the students scored maximum on the awareness test. With regard to students views about solid waste management, students of all groups, male and female, grade 9 and grade 10 as well as rural and urban students generally have favorable views and scored average of 2.6 on the scale running from one to five and there is no significant difference among the different groups. But on the students' environmental knowledge source assessment, the result obtained indicated that, the students use more electronic media like Television and Radio as sources of environmental knowledge than the various education level systems including primary and secondary education and printed materials like books, journals, magazines etc. As a result, the study concluded that, the students' awareness about solid waste management is not satisfactory. On the other hand, their attitude is favorable and students use electronic media more than the various education system they passed through. Generally, there is no significant difference among the students in terms of awareness and views on issues related to solid waste management.
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