As part of engagement for the National Action Day for Climate Education on the 13th October 2021, the state Representative, Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation, Mr Adekunle Idowu, led a team to the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.
Idowu made the advocacy visit alongside Kehinde Jerry Akinsola of the World’s Largest Lesson, Kwara State Chapter.
Speaking during the visit, Idowu informed ministry officials of the need to include #climatechange into the Nigeria school curriculum.
“There is no greater tool to change the world than Education. As Nigeria continues to face the dire impacts of climate change, the country needs its young people to be knowledgeable about and empowered to tackle climate issues, we hope that the National Action Day for Climate Education will ignite this flame,” he said.
He also informed them of the ongoing World’s Largest Lesson Climate Changemakers Workshop in six (6) states with Kwara State inclusive.
The team solicited support for the workshops from the ministry as well as speedy approval of commencement for the workshop.
Receiving the team on behalf of the Commissioner, the Director of Finance and Supply, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mr. M.M Abdullahi, expressed delight at the initiative and promised support towards achieving the exercise.
He also suggested the inclusion of communities in remote areas of the state, like Baruteen in Kwara North for the Climate Changemakers Workshop.
The director however noted that such crucial change in school curriculum can be carried out only by the Federal Ministry of Education through relevant agencies just as in the case of Civic Education.
Also in attendance was the Press Secretary at the ministry, Mr. Kamaldeen.