- Research determined the practice of washing
of hand using liquid detergent among pupils in Owerri
Municipal. A tool for health promotion and security.
Three questions guided the research. The research
adopted cross sectional method which comprises of
quantitative and qualitative techniques. Two stage
sampling procedures was used to arrive at 90 pupils
between 8-13 years as the sample size. The instruments
for data collection were questionnaire, observation,
checklist and focus group discussion. The Research
employed descriptive statistics and percentages for data
presentation. The findings showed that many primary
school pupils did not practice constant washing of hand
using liquid detergent after using the school latrine.
However, it was observed that private school pupils
washed hand using liquid detergent and water after
using the latrine than public school pupils.
The research recommended that a sustained
awareness should be carried out by all stakeholders like
Health Educators association, parent’s teachers’
association (P.T.A) and media houses to make sure that
the awareness of washing of hand using liquid detergent
are given to school pupils.
Keywords : Health Education, Promotion, National Security, Nigeria