Challenges And Opportunities For Environmental Education In Nigeria

Sapientia Foundation Journal of Education, Sciences and Gender Studies (SFJESGS), Vol.5 No1 March


  • Aniekan Etim Nana Department of Religious and Cultural Studies Akwa Ibom State University, Obio Akpa Campus Author



Nigeria, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Opportunities, Challenges


Environmental education is one aspect of Nigeria’s life that ought to be taken seriously. This is so because environmental education as the name implies focuses on the education of the people towards achieving a healthier, more conducive, and sustainable environment. This paper seeks to discuss environmental education in Nigeria with the aim of bringing to bare its challenges and opportunities. The chief argument of this paper is that while there are several challenges confronting environmental education within the Nigerian context, there are also certain opportunities that the Nigerian populace can benefit from if properly utilized. This paper adopts sociological approach in other to present different perspectives on environmental education in general and also within the Nigerian context in particular, and afterwards highlighting on its challenges and opportunities as they pertain mostly to the Nigerian environment. To this end, this paper recommends that even with observe existing challenges, more opportunities that can be explored still exist for a dynamic environmental education that will help improve the knowledge base of the entire Nigerian citizenry on global warming and climate change as well as equip them with skills needed or promoting a more sustainable interaction with their natural resources. 


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Nana, A. E. (2023). Challenges And Opportunities For Environmental Education In Nigeria: Sapientia Foundation Journal of Education, Sciences and Gender Studies (SFJESGS), Vol.5 No1 March. Afrischolar Discovery Repository (Annex), 145 – 155.

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