By Oswald Agwu
Ebonyi has emerged first state to introduce Climate Change studies as one of the compulsory subjects to be offered by students, especially those in the state vocational schools.
The revelation was made by the Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on vocational education, Adaeze Nwaji, while speaking with our correspondent in Abakaliki.
Nwaji, who is also the secretary of the State Executive Committee on the enactment of Ebonyi state climate change law stated that there is the urgent need to check the actions against climate change and global warming.
She noted that the Ebonyi State Vocational College was the only school in Nigeria that has made climate change a compulsory subjects, adding that the purpose was to curtail the dangers posed on citizens of the state by outcomes of climate change.
The Governor’s Aide who expressed joy over most of the things produced in the State Vocational School, especially the recent electric tricycles, said the tricycles were eco-friendly, having zero carbon dioxide emission.
While appreciating Governor Umahi for his initiative in establishing such a special school, she explained that the Governor’s assistance has enabled them record great breakthroughs in creating waste to wealth.
She further appreciated the Governor for partnering the college to produce over 80,000 facemask and sanitizers to assist the people of the state in the fight against COVID-19.
According to her, the Governor’s provision of 500KVA Generating plants for the School has enabled the college have constant power supply thereby advancing its technology.
She further explained that her recent travel to the UN conference in Washington DC has helped her acquire both knowledge and motivation to lead the college further in the direction of technological advancement.
While she applauded the Governor for his numerous achievements and doggedness in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus in the state, Nwaji noted that she was highly inspired by the Governor’s creative ingenuity in infrastructural and other developments.