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The Menace Of Public Toilets In Institutional Housing: Case Studies Of Selected Universities In South-West Nigeria

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN120121

Volume

160

Pages

11

Page Range

125 - 135

Published

2012

Size

2,966 kb

Author(s)

G. Fadairo & Y. M. D. Adedeji

Abstract

The role of public toilet facilities in Nigerian universities cannot be underplayed because it is important in the sanitation enhancement of campus environment. Public toilets matter to everybody, regardless of their age, class, ethnic origin, gender, mental ability or physical ability. The harmony of a building would not be complete without it. A close observation of universities environment without adequate public toilet facilities at strategic locations is an impediment to its assumption of a full-fledged academic environment. This paper examines the provision, sanitation, and management of public toilets using Federal University of Technology, Akure; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and University of Lagos, Akoka as case studies. Findings revealed the unhealthy conditions of toilet facilities in institutional housing and recommends waterless toilet facilities for institutional buildings in Nigeria. Keywords: environment, facilities, housing, institutional, management, Nigeria, planning, provision, public toilet, sanitation. 1 Introduction The Nigerian universities constitute an important resource in the national educational development. It is the source of the nation’s development. It is endowed with human and technological know-how resources which are exploited to produce people who are knowledgeable to meet public and industrial consumption needs of the country as well as the international requirement [1]. Yet, the Nigerian tertiary institutions have suffered serious neglect and left to cater for its own environmental sanitation needs in terms of public toilet

Keywords

environment, facilities, housing, institutional, management, Nigeria, planning, provision, public toilet, sanitation.