Darlington Egbe Egbonyi & Udom, Imo Cosmas
NIGERIA The study sought to assess the difference among educational institutions and awareness of waste management in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State Nigeria. The objective of the study was converted research question and corresponding hypothesis. Research design adopted for the study was survey design. The sampling techniques were simple random sampling and accidental samp ling techniques. Questionnaire was used to collect primary data for the study. The population of the study comprised 3,976 academic staff of the four universities studied. The sample size for the study was 363. Descriptive statistics (mean score and standa rd deviation) and inferential statistic ( ANOVA ) was adopted for data analysis. In analyzing the research hypothesis, the result shows that there is significant difference among educational institutions and waste management awareness in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. Based on these result, it is therefore recommended that there is need for educational institutions to provide more modern receptacle bins for storing of waste before final disposal, trucks for transportation of wastes and waste baskets to all offices and classrooms to enhanced proper handling of waste and educational institutions should employ more skilled manpower to ensure effective waste management.