Assessment of students’ practices and awareness of environmental issues in secondary schools in Makindye Division Kampala District

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Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
In this study efforts were made to give an overview of environmental concern St Denis Ssebugwawo SS Ggaba and Pearl High school secondary schools in Makindve Division. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The main objective of this research was to assess the level students’ practices and awareness of environmental issues the study used Questionnaires. interviews and observation checklist to obtain data. The researcher used purposive and simple random sampling techniques to select respondents. The study used two schools in Makindye Division. 142 respondents were sampled from head teachers, teachers and students. Study findings revealed that school environment has been protected, students have learnt how to protect natural resources, and that students have got a strong feeling due to environmental awareness. Students engage in cleaning classrooms, planting flowers. collecting garbage and clearing the compound as ways of protecting and improving the quality of the environment. Recommendations were made that Environmental Education should be a subject on its own and text books supplied to all schools as a way of raising environmental awareness and seminars and workshops be organized such that environmental protection related information is shared with them.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management of Kampala International University, Uganda
Assessment of Students’ Practices, Awareness of Environmental Issues, Secondary Schools