Assessment of Environment in Selected Primary Schools in Mymensingh Municipality

MS Basher, ASM S Ullah, ABM M Haque, AA Begum, MS Kamal, S Akhter
2014 Bangladesh Medical Journal  
A school health service is an economical and pov'erful means of raising community health. Healthfril school environment is one of the aspects of school health services. A descriplive, cross-seclional study was conducted at five purposively selected goyernment and non-govet'nment primary schools in Mymensingh Municipality v,ilh a riev, to ossess their environment. Il was ret,ealed that one (20.0?6) school v,a., silualed in busy or crcv,ded ploces, and one (20.0%') school did not have any
more » ... ot have any enclosure. As many as 2 (40.0%) schools were located in low land. Mosl (4, 80.00%0) of the schools were ttNo-slorie(l or muhi-storied. One school did nol have any facilir.v for drinking water. Majority (3, 60.0%) of the schools were devoid o/play-ground. It v,as observed that out ofthir4'sfu, 17 (47.22%) classrooms v'ere prot'ided with non-attached and ntixed onpe of seats and desks. At least 5 (15.99%) class-
doi:10.3329/bmj.v40i2.18503 fatcat:babrw6v6zvebnlmisfedkoyz2y