A brief look at general and environmental education in Nigeria
Abubakar, Ahmad Said
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The main aim of this study is investigating environmental education (EE) in Nigerian context. However, to provide the reader better understanding of EE, some fundamental information about the general education system in Nigeria was included. Keeping these aims in mind, the subjects covering schooling system, higher education, etc were given place within the study. As for the EE in Nigeria, the issues covering the need for EE in Nigeria, the national and international forces affecting the EE in Nigeria, the place of EE in teaching programs, laws and Institutions concerning the environment, and EE in early ages etc. At the end of the study, some recommendations were provided to contribute to improvement consciousness among Nigerian primary and secondary students and to development of the quality of general education system in Nigeria. In this section especially the effect of educational politics, planning in EE, parents’ role, EE in non-formal education, and the importance of access to the sound information regarding EE were underlined.