Activist Advocates Introduction of Climate Change Education in Nigerias School Curriculum

By IBRAHIMA YAKUBU

The founder of a Non-governmental organization in Nigeria “Foundation for protecting women and children” have advocated for the introduction of climate change education in both Nigerian Primary , secondary and Terciary school, and urged African union “AU” to call on all African leaders to  introduce climate change education in all school,so as to save the region from all form of threat and related diseases associated with climate change

According to the Founder comrade Ramatu Tijjani ,this is  to helps young children in the entire African countries understand and address the impact of global warming, and to encourages changes in the perspective view of Climate education among little once for the safety  of their environment

“Tijjani said Our planet is warming up day-by-day, and its temperature is fast heading toward levels that scientists believe will threaten humans and the natural world in the future,therefore it is advisory and its very vital to immensely educate the young once in their  school curriculum the importance of climate education and the various diseases associated with Global warming”

“Today, worldwide, there is an apparent increase in many infectious diseases, includingsome newly-circulating ones (HIV/AIDS, hantavirus, hepatitis C, SARS, etc.This reflects the combined impacts of rapid demographic, environmental, social, technological and other changes in our ways- of-living. Climate change will also affect infectious disease occurrence” she said

Tijjani pointed out that introducing Climate change education in Both  primary,secondary and tertiary school curriculum will create greater awareness and youth participation in the protection of their environment , and it will enabled children in leraning various method in adapting  to climate change-related trends in their local community’s,

Tijjani. Further said that Knowlegde of Climate education will surely Create opportunities for young people to learn more about climate change and the various way to adapt to any environmental and natural situation ,and how to adapt living in the environment

Adding that Nigerian primary, secondary and tertiary school curriculum need to incorporate climate change issues like the rest of the world into the classrooms subject  because Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change

The activist further mention that  Educators need to help students learn more about climate change –in- and out side class room premises ,and also introduce new methodologies in teaching science subject through local languages ,in other to enabled the young once understand the teaching of science subject to their own understanding

She then concluded by saying that Climate Change has now  force the emergence of more Insect-Borne Diseases  which are extremely Harder to Control example are Mosquitors,Ebola, Bird Flu, Babesiosis,Cholera, Parasites,Lyme disease, Sleeping sickness, Rift Valley fever ETC

The activist concluded by saying that on behalf of the foundation “ We are calling for increased attention and action in developing global monitoring networks to look at a wide variety of infectious diseases in a wide variety of wildlife since they are such sensitive indicators of the health of the systems in which they live”

While calling on both state , federal ministry of education of  Nigeria, and educational stake-holders & African union  to look into the quest of introducing Climate change education into the educational curriculum,according to her this is  to educate the future leaders of the country on the importance of protecting their  environment ,and to give their own contribution to the reduction of  global warming across the region

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