APPRAISAL OF THE EXTENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AMONG STUDENTS IN MUBI METROPOLIS, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA
Musa K. A. Waila and Nuhu H. Tini
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Environmental education has become a major concern in recent times. Tremendous effort has been made at global, national and local levels to raise awareness among the populace on the importance of environmental process, problem and protection. Most of the studies on the importance of environmental education conclude that its impact is yet to be felt significantly in Nigerian schools. The present survey investigated the level of environmental education among Senior Secondary three (SSIII) students in Mubi town. Data were collected on students' familiarity with manenvironment relationships, environmental problems and effects, and the factors militating against adequate environmental education among students. The method used to gather information included field observation, questionnaire administration and oral interview. The questionnaire administrated was collated manually. Tables were used to summarize the frequency and percentage of the variables. It was revealed among others that adequate environmental education is hampered by scarcity of trained teachers, lack of elaborate curriculum on environmental education, inadequate programme communication and lack of organization. These findings formed the basis of the research recommendation for the promotion of environmental education in Mubi metropolis for enhanced healthy environmental conditions.