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Kwara to Teach Climate Education in Schools

By Faridat Salifu

The Kwara Government has unveiled plans to integrate climate education into its school curriculum, marking a significant stride towards promoting environmental sustainability.

Dr. Adetola Salau, the Special Adviser on Education to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, made the announcement in Dubai on the sidelines of COP28.

Emphasizing the pivotal role of climate education in building a sustainable state, Salau stressed the importance of raising awareness about climate change across all age groups.

She outlined key initiatives implemented by the state to educate the public on practical measures to reduce carbon emissions and champion environmental preservation.

“We are committed to ensuring that individuals of all ages are well-informed about climate change and understand the necessity of mitigating their impact on the environment,” stated Salau.

“Sensitizing people on actionable steps to reduce carbon emissions, promote waste recycling, and adopt sustainable practices is critical to our collective efforts.”

Highlighting a collaborative approach, Salau underscored ongoing efforts with partners to establish effective channels for disseminating vital information and fostering active participation in the fight against climate change.

She reaffirmed the state’s unwavering commitment to promoting a sustainable environment, aligning with the discussions at COP28.

Furthermore, Salau revealed that the state government has initiated steps to integrate climate education into both primary and post-primary school curricula, emphasizing the proactive measures being taken to instill environmental consciousness among the younger generation.

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