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This study evaluated the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme implementation (availability/accessibility of safe drinking water) in secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the work.  Evaluation research design was adopted with population comprised of all the 4,430 teachers and 16,662 SSS2 students across all 274 public secondary schools in Cross River State for the 2021/2022 academic session. The study’s sample was 698 respondents (558 students and 140 teachers) drawn using the multi-stage sampling procedure. The instrument used for data collection was the Checklist on Availability/Accessibility of Safe Drinking Water (CAASDW). The reliability coefficient was .90 using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. The collected data were analysed using mean scores. The findings of the study showed that safe drinking water in secondary schools is available and accessible on a low extent. Based on the findings and conclusions, it was recommended among others that Government and school administrators should provide boreholes, safe sources of drinking water in secondary schools.


 





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Wash Availability Accessibility Safe Drinking Water

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