EFFECT OF A TWO-DAY AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON THE SAFETY KNOWLEDGE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN MODAKEKE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
The study examined the effect of a two-day awareness programme on the safety knowledge of primary school pupils in Modakeke, Osun State. It compared the safety knowledge of pupils by gender and type of school. The study adopted the pretest-posttest experimental research design. A total of 200 pupils (110 Males and 90 females) were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Stratification was based on school type (Public and Private). A self-developed questionnaire was used to gather information on the safety knowledge of pupils before and after a 2-day intervention programme which exposed them to information on accident prevention measures at different settings in the school including road, laboratory, school garden, classrooms and staircase and playground. The pretest and posttest scores were compared and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient analysis yielded r=1 p ˃ 0.05. It was concluded that the awareness programme improved the school safety knowledge of primary school pupils at all settings. Regular short-term safety awareness programmes were recommended in schools.