Sanitation in Accra Technical University Hostel and Its Environs: A Case Study of Accra Technical University Old Hostel
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017, Pages: 11-22
Received: Mar. 12, 2017;
Accepted: Mar. 27, 2017;
Published: May 9, 2017
Views 2568 Downloads 161
Adelaide Grace Mensah-Kufuor, Hotel Catering & Institutional Management Department, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana
Goddey Paul Gablah, Research and Innovation Centre, Accra Technical University, Accra, Ghana
Follow on us
Sanitation and hygiene are among the powerful drives of human development as they affect quality of life at many levels including improved health and economic status. Until proper hygiene is consistently practiced everywhere, the desired impacts of improved sanitation and hygiene in terms of health benefits cannot be realized. The purpose of this study is to identify and analyse factors which lead to better sanitation management and minimise ill health costs of students and staff of the University. Three sets of questionnaires were designed for the Hostel Manager, housekeeping staff and the students. Convenience and judgmental sampling was used to select housekeeping and student respondents respectively. The study revealed that absenteeism of labourers, lack of water, working and cleaning materials and refuse disposal were the factors which contribute to sanitation problems. The implementation of good hygiene and sanitation practices were indicators of cleaning of sleeping and bathroom and the environs in general. In addition, sanitation programs management had been put in place by management to check unhygienic practices, and students were encouraged to practice personal, food and environmental hygiene. It is recommended that Accra Technical University should look at any sanitation situation as a challenge to prevent health related problems; water reservoirs should be made available and positioned at all vantage points for the cleaning staff to clean the environs on a daily basis. Again, cleaning of the environs should be a total responsibility of all stakeholders of the institution and not only the cleaners and all should endeavour to practice all forms of hygiene to achieve a healthy sanitation status.
Sanitation, Healthy, Environment, Development
To cite this article
Adelaide Grace Mensah-Kufuor,
Goddey Paul Gablah,
Sanitation in Accra Technical University Hostel and Its Environs: A Case Study of Accra Technical University Old Hostel, International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2017, pp. 11-22.
Copyright © 2017 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Acheampong (2014), Tourisms in Ghana: The accommodation sub sector. Accra, Ghana: Janel Publication.
Branson C. And Lennox M, (1998). Hotel, Hostel and Hospital Housekeeping (5th Ed).
Curringham P. and Scaefer W, (2002). Introduction of sanitation and hygiene practices.
Jones P. and Lockwood A. (2011). The management of hospitality operations, World Health Organization and UNICEF Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: Special Focus on Sanitation.
UNICEF and IRC, (2008). Towards Better Programming- A manual on school sanitation and hygiene. Guidelines series. New York.
WHO U. (2010). Progress on sanitation and drinking‐water. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Szanto K, Rabinowicz H., (2012) Am J Psychiatry, Factors contributing to therapists' distress after the suicide of a patient, Aug; 161(8):1442-6.
Cambridge Advance learner’s Dictionary (1995, 4th Ed).
Warren, 1993, Chan, 1994. Democratic transition in Asia: Role of the international community. ISBN 7881-1364-X.
Hamburg, 1987. Advance energy technology proceeding of the biennial congress, British library cataloguing in publication, Germany.
Oppenheim, A. (1992). Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement, London, Pinter. Pp 303. ISBN 185567 0445 (pb), 185567 0437 (hb).
Jones, Paul. 1989. "What is the Internet?" Academic Computing Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.USA.
Jones, R., 2012. Balancing commercial and environmental needs: licensing as a means of managing whale shark tourism on Ningaloo reef, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, California, USA.