Impact of Ebola Virus Disease on School Administration in Nigeria
Oladunjoye Patrick, Major, Nanighe Baldwin

This study is focused on the impact of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on school administration in Nigeria. Two hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A questionnaire titled Ebola Virus Disease and school administration (EVDSA) was used to collect data. The instrument was administered to one hundred and seventeen (117) teachers and eighty three (83) school administrators randomly selected from the three (3) regions in the federal republic of Nigeria. This instrument was however validated by experts and tested for reliability using the test re-test method and data analyzed using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The result shows that there is a significant difference between teachers and school heads in urban and rural areas on the outbreak of the EVD. However, there is no significant difference in the perception of teachers and school heads in both urban and rural areas on the effect of EVD on attendance and hygiene in schools. Based on these findings, recommendations were made which include a better information system to the rural areas and the sustenance of the present hygiene practices in schools by school administrators.

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