WASH at schools

Basic water in schools: Percentage of pupils enrolled in primary and secondary schools with a functional improved drinking water source on or near premises and water points accessible to all users during school hours.

Table to the rigth shows that just under half the toilets surveyed (46.1%) were unisex facilities, in 4.5% of schools all toilets were unisex. For the most part the schools that have improved latrines keep them well maintained, in less than a fifth (17.6%) of these schools were the latrines described as dilapidated. In only a fifth (21.5%) of schools with improved pit latrines were they found to be full or nearly full. Over a third (37.3%) of schools have a caretaker that maintains the toilets.

In terms of accessibility, only a quarter of schools (24.4%) had facilities for disabled pupils. In over half of schools (56.6%) facilities were locked. In over three quarters of schools (77.9%) teachers hold the keys, in 12.0% it is the caretakers or cleaners and in 6.5% the prefects. In terms of privacy, two thirds (64.3%) had a door lockable from the inside.