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Yaba Tech students also use potty, bathe in the open

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Women are highly susceptible to toilet diseases for obvious reasons. Going by reports from Nigerian universities and tertiary institutions, especially the ones owned by the Federal Government, these facilities that are supposed to be kept clean are nothing to write home about.

Some of the students of Yaba Collage of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, are very bitter with the extremely dirty toilets on campus. The recurring decimal in their complain is lack of water to flush the closet.

We have every reason to believe students are not obliged to clean toilets, therefore the consensus is that the school authority should provide water and engage committed hands to clean up these facilities regularly.

 

’I make use of the bank most times’ – Deborah

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

I only manage, although I have a potty but at times I don’t feel like going to the toilet at all. Passing by the restroom alone, you can perceive unpleasant odour. At times I go to the bank in the school premises to use their rest room.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

No. but a lot of people have and that’s the more reason I don’t use the toilet.

What do you want the authority to do?

The school authority should renovate the restroom. They need to change everything.

 

‘I have never used the toilet’ – Amaka

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

I have never used the toilet. I only use potty. That’s why I don’t stay in the hostel. I go there during examination only.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

There was a time I went to wash my clothes in the bathroom and the following day I started scratching my private part. I didn’t know it was an infection. It was so much that I decided to go to the hospital.

It was at the hospital they told me I had an infection and it cost me so much. Afterward, I became extra careful.

What do you want the authority to do?

The school authority should provide more toilets. We have two toilets and one bathroom for a whole floor which has about 40 or more students. The cleaners are trying but they don’t use disinfectant to wash the place, so there are bacteria there. If the school authority can provide disinfectants, I am sure the rate of infection would reduce.

 

‘I make sure I bath early’ – Dayo

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

I cope. I just make sure I bath early. The bathroom is better early in the morning. It’s better when there is water in the bathroom. So, I don’t have to fetch water down stairs.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

No.

What do you want the authority to do?

The authority should provide more toilets, so that students will not depend on four toilets in each block. They should also provide disinfectants as it would reduce the rate at which students get infection.

 

‘It’s not easy’- Ada

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

It’s not easy, a lot of students get infection due to dirty bathrooms and toilets, and we also lack water.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

No, I have been very careful.

What do you want the authority to do?

They have a lot to do. The toilet should be properly cleaned and they should have people who supervise the cleaners.

 

‘I use potty’ – Christiana

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

We are trying to cope because we don’t have any choice. I stay in the hostel, so there is no way I can avoid the toilet, but I use potty.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

No.

What do you want the authority to do?

I think there should be rules and regulations that would guide students on what to do and what not to do. Then the cleaners also need to be committed to their duty.

 

‘I use nylon and dispose it in the dustbin’ – Ronke

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

We just manage because we don’t have a choice. Most students use potty but I use nylon and dispose it in the dustbin, because I can’t go into the toilet. I even take my bath outside early in the morning.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

No, but some of my friends complained of infection from the bathroom and toilet, that is one of the reasons I don’t go there.

What do you want the authority to do?

I think they should get more cleaners and provide regular water. Water is one of the major problems. We also need proper cleaning system.

 

‘I don’t have a choice’ – Gift

How do you cope with the bathroom and toilet?

I just manage it. I use potty because I don’t have a choice.

Have you been infected by any disease due to this unhygienic environment?

No.

What do you want the authority to do?

Most times, the cleaners don’t come, they only come on Mondays and Tuesdays and don’t bother coming the other days. The school authority should make sure the cleaners are at their duty post and wash the floor well because it’s always slippery.

It was during examination that they came regularly. The toilets and bathrooms are unattractive.

-NKECHINYERE IBEMERE

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