Knowledge and Attitude of IT Napata student toward covid 19' Napata colleg'2020

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Abeer Abdullah Muhammad Adam
Marwa Bashir Hammad Abdel Rahman
Fatima Siddiq Talha
Hafsa Yusuf Hassan Ahmed
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Napata College
Background The last few years saw a major global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus, which caused high morbidity and mortality in the world, in Africa and in Sudan. Awareness and good practice remain the first line of defense against the pandemic. Therefore, it is necessary from time to time to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, especially among university students, to improve it within the activities to control the virus. Objective To evaluate the knowledge, attitude toward Covid 19 among information technology students in Napata College Methods A quantitative, descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at the Faculty of Information Technology, Napata College in Khartoum State, Sudan from September to December 2021 and covered secon tear IT students who registered at faculty of IT. Data was collected, entered, presented using SPSS version 25.0. Results This study covered 100 IT students. The study found that their overall adequate knowledge regarding the Covid 19 was among less than half of them (41%). The weakest areas that they reported lack of knowledge were related to the isolation period, the mortality rates of the diseases, and the risky groups for the infection. Moreover, the study showed that nearly two thirds of them had negative attitudes toward Covid 19 disease. The most areas of negative attitude among IT students were the own risk for corona infection, their agreement to be vaccinated or isolated and their overall perception toward the epidemiological situation in Sudan. Conclusion The study found that the rate of knowledge, behavior among students of the Faculty of Information Technology at the NAPATA COLLEG is low and should not be ignored. Therefore, care must be taken to make the necessary educational and guidance interventions, which aim to raise awareness, reduce the rate infection and raise the rate of prevention among students of the Faculty of Information Technology and other faculties