Climate Headline News Nigeria

CSOs advocate inclusion of climate studies to school curriculum

Some Civil Society Organizations, the World Largest Lessons, Dean Initiative and other Partners, want the Federal Government to integrate climate education into the school curriculum, to equip students with requisite knowledge in acting for the climate.

The Country representative of Dean Initiative Mr Semiye Michael who briefed journalists in Abuja, said the call became necessary, looking at some key causes of climate change in the country, which includes; desertification, herder/Farmer clashes, flooding, insecurity and drought among others.

According to Mr Michael, the recent report published by the United Nations, reveals that Nigeria ranked among the top terror zones, where climate change contributes to conflict and insecurity, stating that Climate Change was also identified among most critical dynamics shaping human livelihood, if properly managed.

“Education is the first mechanism mentioned in article 6 of the United Nations framework convention on climate change. For us in our organization, haven seen the dangers, our global focus was on how the country can make education gains through it’s inclusion in the national school curriculum”

“we had been in Partnership with key stakeholders running a contextualized climate change maker class, as an extracurricular activities in some 35 schools across 6 States of the country and a review of the projects indicates improved knowledge and commitment from students for climate change” He said

On her part the Country representative of Business Academy Africa, Ms Tracy Okoro, noted that climate change has greatly caused more harm on businesses in the country due to negligence.

A veteran Journalist Mr Etta Bisong, identified desertification as a reason herders flock their cattle around, and stressed the need for stakeholders to develop a Sustainable business modules, to checkmate the impact of climate change on the environment.

Reporting by Julian Osamoto, editing by Daniel Adejo