Govt sensitizes students on hygiene, sanitation
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun State government has sensitized students on the importance of hand washing, hygiene and sanitation.
The advice was given at a training organised by Osun Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation Agency (RUWESA) in collaboration with a private firm in Osogbo.
The workshop tagged, “Science Education for Youngsters,” had 55 students from secondary schools in Osun in attendance.
In his opening remarks, Mr Ademola Olanrewaju, RUWESA General Manager, said the training was aimed at raising the awareness of school children on the causes of infectious diseases.
Olanrewaju said that the children would also be taught cleanliness, hygiene, hand washing and simple scientific experiments.
“The broad objective of the state government and the SAFYI outreach is to provide science exposure to elementary (primary) and college (secondary) students in other to enable them appreciate science work.”
In his lecture, Moyinoluwa, told the students that proper health maintenance was needed to achieve good education.
He said education and health were inter-related and dependent on each other, adding that water and sanitation were a primary drive of public health.
“Securing access to clean and drinkable water is key to having an effective healthy learning environment.
“Also, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are the ingredients needed to produce a healthy school environment,” he said.