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Introducing environmental sanitation education in the primary school curriculum

Abstract

Anijah-Obi Franca,Eneji Chris-Valentine Ogar, Ubom Bassey A. E, Dunnamah, A.Y and William, J.J

The physical environment is very important to the survival of the entire universe, and Nigeria as a nation has been battling to reduce the risks, resulting from poor sanitary conditions and unwholesome toilet habits in our cities and communities. Unfortunately, efforts to keep Nigeria clean, which culminated in a national crusade against filth has not succeeded in enthroning a sense of decency and the culture of environmental self discipline among the citizenry. This article is not only aimed at bringing to the fore the need for making Environmental Sanitation Education (EES) an integral part of Environmental Education content in the National Primary Science Core Curriculum (NPSCC) but also identifying the objectives, content, implementation strategies and evaluation processes of the said programme. Sanitation education will no doubt sharpen the citizens1 consciousness and encourage them to accept their responsibility in the proper management of the environment, thereby instilling a lasting sense of decency and engendering environmental friendliness.

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