Publisher: Obafemi Awolowo University

An Assessment of E-Waste Management In Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Randy Oyovwevotu Sakpere, Wilson Evuarherhe Sakpere, Oluwatoyosi Eniola Awoyemi
KEYWORDS: disposal, e-waste, management system, legislation

ABSTRACT:

The authors examine challenges confronting e-waste management in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. They utilize data collected through the use of questionnaires and in – depth interviews via a purposive sampling of waste disposal personnel, dealers, commercial operators and consumers of electronics in the University. The analysis is done using the Pearson correlation coefficient and chi-square. The results indicate that there is a positive and significant relationship between poor implementation of legislation and obsolete ICT equipment shipped into the country and being used within the University. The findings also show that e-waste is indiscriminately disposed and there is a low level of awareness among consumers about the hazards caused by indiscriminate dumping of e-wastes in the University. The authors conclude that e-waste is poorly managed in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.



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