TOWARDS EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM RE-ENGINEERING OF EDUCATION IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been widely explained over the decades. The argument has been that the survival of nations depends on functional education that will lead to sustainability in all ramifications; economic, political, technological, social, etc. Functional education is the key to achieving sustainable national development. Yet the Nigerian society is bewildered with challenges in the education system, making sustainable development a mirage. Hinged on the necessity for substantial change in the way we think about the role of education in global development and its catalytic impact on the well-being of individuals and the future of our nation, this article evaluates the effort of Anambra State government on the re-engineering of education, fashioned towards ensuring sustainable development in the state. The article submits that the functional education system in the state qualifies to be a fundamental template for ideal education for sustainable development properly called for in the nation and the world at large.
Keywords: Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Employment (E4E), Chief Willie Obiano, Value based education, Anambra State.