School Safety, Health & Sanitation

This category focuses on the efforts made by the school to promote a healthy and clean environment for the students. The basic hygienic requirements of a school include school compound cleanliness, proper solid waste management, access to safe and adequate water supply, access to adequate latrine provisions, classroom cleanliness, adequate lighting and ventilation free from noise, accidents and pollution. Therefore, this category looks at the overall cleanliness of the students, and the school compound including the dormitories, toilets, bathrooms, kitchen and dining areas. The category also looks at the availability of health systems or first aid facilities in case students require urgent medical attention.