By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The African Centre for Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development (ACEARD) has organised a training program for Project Coordinators and Stakeholders towards effective implementation of Environmental Education and Conservation Gardens in Schools in Akwa Ibom State.
The training in Uyo was attended by officials of State Secondary Education Board (SSEB) led by the Executive Chairman, Rt. (Hon) Mrs. Ekaette Ebong Okon, represented by the Director of Monitoring & Evaluation.
The Ministry of Agriculture was also represented at the event by the Head, Tree Crops, Mr. Ettima U. Ituen.
ACEARD Executive Director, Unyime Robinson, said the project with combination of planting exercise of various species of economic trees, establishment of nursery gardens and installation of solar powered lights in benefitting schools is geared towards creating awareness on environmental protection & actions.
“It will also facilitate sporting facilities in the schools for the development of sport skills and improvement of student’s health.
The environmental education and conservation gardens is currently being implemented in 15 Schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and is funded by a German based non-governmental organsiations Sport for Future and Zenaga Foundation and implemented in Nigeria by the African Centre for Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development.