The founder of a Non-governmental organization in Nigeria “Foundation for protecting women and children” had advocate for the introduction of climate change education in both Nigerian Primary, secondary and Tertiary school, and also urged African union “AU” to calls on all African leaders, in other 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 changes.
According to the Founder comrade Ramatu Tijjani ,this is to helps young children in the entireAfrican 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 day-by-day, and its temperatures are 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, including some 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 clearly that inciting 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 learning various method in adapting to climate change-related trends in their local communities.
Tijjani. Further said that Knowledge 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,