Climate Change Perception among Geography and Biology Teachers in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria
Author's : Ishaya S., Apochi, M. A and Mohammed Abdullahi Hassan>
Citation : Ishaya S., Apochi, M. A and Mohammed Abdullahi Hassan,"Climate Change Perception among Geography and Biology Teachers in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria". Annals of Ecology and Environmental Science 2018;2(4):1-11.
This study assess climate change perception among Geography and Biology teachers in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. In carrying out this study, the Interpretive Research method was utilized. The population targeted were the forty nine geography and biology teachers in the eight public senior secondary schools in the Area Council. Semi-structured questionnaire was used in this study. Findings of the study shows that all geography and biology science teachers from the studied schools affirmed to changes in climate/ The main indicators of climate change as observed by the teachers are temperature rise, decrease in rainfall, drier weather, decline in domestic water supply, incapacitation of crop production, de-vegetation, decline of pastures for livestock production thereby instigated conflicts between headers and farmers and rural-urban migration. Reforestation, afforestation, cultivating drought tolerant crops, encouraging irrigation/fadama farming in localities, improve in water usage, shortening growing season by cultivation varieties that matured within a short period of time and indebt dissemination of information on potential weather incidences/events/disasters where seen as strategies of combating climate change impacts as opined by the teachers. Findings shows that the scope and nature of topics related to teaching of climate change in Geography and Biological Science curriculum were not detailed in syllabus and there is need in strengthening curriculum towards mitigating climate change.