|The Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) is working to incorporate education for sustainable development in the education curriculum for schools.|
The Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) is working to incorporate education for sustainable development in the education curriculum for schools, it has been learnt.
A participant in the stakeholders meeting on education for sustainable development held in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Aisha Ghuyiya from TIE, said it was working to slot in such education from primary schools to higher learning institutions.
She said if the education is included in the education curriculum children will be made aware of the importance of proper utilization of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
“The process is at a good stage and once completed will help in creating awareness among members of the public,’ she said.
Ghuhiya advised stakeholders to use the social media like community radios, television and newspapers to disseminate education to the public. These can now be accessed by most people in contrast with previous years, she said.
For his part, the coordinator of WWF Lake Victoria Catchment Environment Education Program (LCVEEP), Kelvin Robert, said concerted efforts are required to ensure that the society is fully mobilized to know the importance of utilizing the resources for sustainable development.
“It is broadly understood that today’s generation of young adults, more than any proceeding one, is more interconnected and communicative than before.
“This is particularly through the electronic and social media as well as face to face communication. So it is now time to use the youth to spread the education for sustainable development. This is because they are very capable of doing so,” Robert noted.
He said the WWF, through youth groups, has changed attitudes of members of the public in the Lake Victoria zone. They are now aware of proper utilization of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
They know how to preserve the environment after getting education for sustainable development, he added.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN