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Title: Assessment of university students awareness of environmental degradation in Kampala. a case study of Kampala International University
Authors: Ogwang, Henry
Keywords: Environmental degradation
University students awareness
Kampala International University
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: Kampala International University. College of Engineeing and Applied science
Abstract: The study assessed University Students Awareness of Environmental Degradation in was guided by three objectives that is to say; To find out the different environmental degradation activities that the students know, To establish some of the effects of environmental degradation in Kampala that the students are aware off and To find out student’s suggestions on how to deal with the challenge of environmental degradation in Kampala. This study employed descriptive and case study design. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used through questionnaires. The study was conducted on the students from Kampala International University in Kampala were a sample of 100 respondents participated in the study. The findings reveled that Open dumping of wastes especially in drainage channels was one of the environmental degradation activities in Kampala city that was mentioned by the students.There were many environmental degradation activities that were cited by the students but themost outstanding was the continued flooding in the city after a heavy down pour especially in the low lying areas such as Bwaise. The students are aware of the different causes of environmental degradation as known to the respondents. Majority of the respondents reported that growing population was the major cause, followed by Agricultural Development, urbanization, economic factors, changing life style. Deforestation, soil erosion and climate change are major environmental degradation concerns that are common locally, regionally and internationally. Deforestation is as well one of the major causes of soil erosion and climate change. The study recommends that there is need to design and construct other water source points within the town council so as to cater for all the water demands of the communities and that of the ever increasing population. Communities need to be trained and sensitized of proper hygiene and sanitation so as to reduce the rate at which waste is being dumped into the drainage channels and the open areas. Kampala Capital City Authority needs to frequently collect garbage from the city slums and sub urban areas.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the school of engineering and applied sciences, of biological and environmental science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of bachelor of science in environmental management of Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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