Climate Change Awareness and Institutional Management Strategies by Principals of Secondary Schools in Anambra State

Abstract

One of the basic issues of the present century is Climate change. In the light of this, the study investigated the extent to which secondary school principals in Anambra state consider climate change and its effects in the selection of their institutional management strategy as well as in the preparation of their school time table and curriculum. Two research questions as well as two hypotheses were raised and formulated respectively to guide the study. Questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection while one sample t-test was adopted for the data analysis. The study revealed that secondary school principals in Anambra state are aware of the existence of climate change in Nigeria. However, they perceived it as a national issue which relatively have no significant relationship with school management and therefore do not significantly consider it in the selection of their institutional management strategy and in the preparation of their school timetable and curriculum. To this end, the study recommended among others the urgent need for climate change awareness programmes to be organized for school principals by Government to sensitize them on the dangers of climate change and its effects if neglected and not duly considered in their various schools in addition to sanctioning school principals who fail to take cognizance of climate change or introduce strategies for curbing its effects in their respective schools.

Keywords: Climate Change, Education and Management strategy, awareness


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