Awareness on nature and Preventive Measures of Coronavirus (COVID-19) among Teachers in Zaria Metropolis

Dr Martina Ijale & Nana Fatima Ibrahim


  The study investigated teachers’ awareness on nature and preventive measure of COVID-19 in Zaria metropolis. Two (2) objectives and research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population was comprised of all Government Secondary School teachers in Zaria metropolis, that is, Sabon Gari and Zaria LGA of Kaduna State. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the schools that participated in the study. Sample size of one hundred and thirty-eight (138) teachers was used for the study and data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. A well-constructed and self-developed questionnaire titled “Teachers Awareness and Preventive Measures on COVID-19 Questionnaire (TAPMCQ) was used to get the desired information from the Teachers. The results showed that the teachers were highly aware of the nature of COVID-19 and had high knowledge of the preventive measures. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that counsellors should stage awareness campaigns to sustain and improve the level of awareness and knowledge of preventive measures against the pandemic.

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