Oando Foundation releases environmental studies curriculum and lesson plan

With the release of a curriculum and lesson plan to educate primary school students about the environment, Oando Foundation recently completed the third phase of its Clean Our World (COW III) initiative.

The COW project, carried out in collaboration with Sumitomo Chemicals, was designed to inform kids about environmental problems they may be experiencing but are still too young to comprehend.

A secondary goal of the project was to provide them with knowledge of the various environmental issues and practical skills to help them interact with the environment more responsibly and sustainably.

Ms. Adekanla Adegoke, the head of the foundation, stated during the closing ceremony held at the SUBEB Hall in Lagos that the third phase was carried out in 24 primary schools in Lagos State.

Over the course of three years, we learned what works by operating the pilot. We now know how to train teachers and what expectations they must uphold.

She claims that the project has already had an impact on the lives of more than 26,000 stakeholders. She also claims that over 70,000 kg of waste plastic was collected, recycled, or upcycled by various providers, and that more than 250 master trainers and stakeholders were trained to replicate the practices throughout the state.

The syllabus and lesson plan, according to Adegoke, were introduced to standardize the teaching of environmental education across all primary schools in the state and to give more kids the knowledge they need to develop a favorable attitude toward the environment.

The standard will also be replicated across the nation, she claimed.

The foundation and its partners were praised by the SUBEB Board Secretary, Mr.dot Lamidi Akeem, for demonstrating to schoolchildren how to turn waste into wealth and for enhancing public efforts to promote environmental awareness.

While some environmental concepts are included in the state’s scheme of work, the foundation added some practical components to the new curriculum, he claimed.

Additionally, prizes were given out at the event to the top-performing schools. First place went to Oluwaloghbon Primary School, followed by Dele Ajomale Primary School in second and Isaga Close Primary School in third.


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