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This study examined solid waste disposal practices among senior high school students. This study sampled one hundred and twenty (120) students from four different senior high schools in the Keta municipality. A simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting the respondents. A questionnaire was used to gather data from respondents. The population of the Keta Municipality as of the 2015 census was 167,015. The research revealed that students have knowledge about solid waste and are involved in solid waste. The difficulty in practicing proper disposal was attributed to inadequate equipment and laziness on the part of the students. It was recommended that the government enhance the provision of necessary equipment for waste disposal and enforce the process of waste recycling so that schools will be environmentally friendly for the requisite teaching and learning outcomes. There should be constant education on laws regarding waste management and the enforcement of those laws by the government. Additionally, schools and communities should be taught how to manage waste and given the opportunity to manage their own waste with support from the municipality. The school can work on a waste management strategy to reduce the types of waste that take longer to decompose and work on specific plans to re-use and recycle waste.


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Henyo, I. K. . (2022). Management of Solid Waste among High School Students . Convergence Chronicles, 4(2), 60–67.


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