Abstract

The essence of the study is to examine pupils coping strategies in schools located in noisy environments in Bo City. The design of the study was descriptive survey. Schools were randomly selected for the study. The target population of the study was made up of 12 Administrative Staff, 18 Teachers and 90 Pupils drawn from the selected schools. The data collecting instruments used were structured questionnaires. The study came up with the finding below: Noise is a serious problem in learning environments. 72% of pupils, 16.9% of teachers and 9% of administrative staff considered noise as a problem. 3.4% of the pupils do not considered noise as a major problem. The study also identified sources of noise which includes; classmates, moving vehicles, hawkers, lorry park, market, neighbourhood. All of them affect pupils’ attention. 85% of the noise came from the pupils and 2% from class equipment. The study also revealed that 87% of the pupils do their assignments and private studies at home and 12.9% in school. 79.3% of the respondents also indicated that pupils preferred to do their private studies at night and 20.7% at day time. The study also identified fencing around the school compound, building school in isolated areas, noise regulation policy in school, ignoring the noise (tolerance) as some of the coping strategies for schools to establish in noisy environments.

How to Cite
MUNDA ROBERTS, Allieu,. Pupils Coping Techniques in Schools Located in Noisy Environment (A Case Study of Selected Schools in Bo City). Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], nov. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2620>. Date accessed: 27 may 2019.