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Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2019, 7(2), 53-61
DOI: 10.12691/jephh-7-2-1
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Noise in a Nigerian University

Amakom M. Chijioke1, , Ukewuihe U. Mathias1, Nwokolo V. Ifeanyi2 and Igbo C. George2

1Radiation and Health Physics Research Group, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

2Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: September 25, 2019

Cite this paper:
Amakom M. Chijioke, Ukewuihe U. Mathias, Nwokolo V. Ifeanyi and Igbo C. George. Noise in a Nigerian University. Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2019; 7(2):53-61. doi: 10.12691/jephh-7-2-1


Noise level measurement (using a sound level meter GM1352 device) was carried out in Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). Noise measurements were taken in 36 different locations covering the six schools of the university. These measurements were taken at the onset of working hours (9am), during peak working hours (12pm) and at the closure of work (3pm). The average noise levels measured was 67.78-dB for 9-am, 71.07-dB for 12-pm and 67.79-dB for 3-pm respectively. The higher noise levels were measured when lectures and school activities were at its peak (12 pm) and most of the power generating sets were turned on. The result indicated that the minimum noise level of the school environment is gotten at the morning hours (9am) when daily activities in the school were just kicking off. These noise level from studies were found to be within the range that may cause both cognitive and non-auditory effects on students and lecturers alike.

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