Teachers from different schools in the Niger Delta have developed a curriculum that would guide the teaching of renewable energy in secondary schools and created learning aids that would help them impart their students the subject.
They met in Warri, Delta State, for two days, brainstormed and discussed relevant topics, subjects, mechanism and processes that would lead to better understating of renewable energy in schools, which culminated in the curriculum.
Organisers of the project, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoN), explained that the teachers were brought together to develop the best effective ways of teaching the subject in a way that students would easily understand the emerging trend.
Speaking during the session with the teachers, Executive Director of (ERA/FoN), Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, whose speech was delivered by the Project Coordinator, Adesuwa Jang, said the world was shifting away from ‘dirty’ fossil energy to cleaner and renewable energy sources and that they are making effort to ensure that Nigeria was not left behind.
He said teachers represent an important segment of the educational system as they constantly interface with students and therefore in a better position to know their needs in the area of renewable energy hence the decision to constantly train teachers.
“At ERA, we recognise that teachers play immense roles in imparting knowledge in schools hence we train them from time to time on various aspects of renewable energy to equip them well enough to impart knowledge on renewable energy.
“The world is shifting away from dirty to clean renewable energy and it is our duty as friends of the earth to train those who would make it possible for Nigerians to embrace renewable energy,” he stated.
A facilitator, Okeoghene Eleybare, also a teacher, commended the efforts of the teachers in producing a curriculum on renewable energy for schools.
Culled From – Vanguard