Author(s): Nnadi Hillary Sunday
Objectives: The study investigates the overall knowledge of Coronavirus pandemic among staff and students in University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Method: Online questionnaire-based survey was utilized to collect data from 412 respondents. The questionnaire sought for the following data: demographics; general knowledge of Covid-19, ways the virus spread; sources of information on the pandemic; symptoms of the disease; preventive measure against the virus and treatment drugs/vaccines. The data collected were analyzed using percentages.
Results: Majority of the participants (82%) constitute students while 18% were staff indicating that students are more technology compliance. There was a good level of knowledge about Coronavirus, its symptoms and how it spread among the respondents, also majority of the participants (92.2%) indicated that social distancing is one of the most effective means of preventing the contraction of the disease and 67.2% agreed that there is no specific treatment for the disease. However, few participants (8%) agreed that there is nothing like Coronavirus.
Conclusion: there was a good level of knowledge on Coronavirus pandemic by majority of staff and students of university of Nigeria, Nsukka.