Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 385

Full Length Research Paper

Climate change and implications for sustainable senior secondary school (SSS) geography curriculum in Nigeria

  Kofo. A. Aderogba  
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Tia Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 November 2011
  •  Published: 18 December 2011



Teaching and learning about the subject, Geography, need to take cognizance of global warming and climate change. The objective of this work is to look into the current syllabus of the SSS geography and identify for attention, modules, topics and other items that must change in the face of global warming. The SSS geography syllabuses were reviewed and so also the texts and other materials used for teaching and learning about Geography. Subject teachers and examiners were interviewed on the scope, content and what have been affected by the climate change in the physical environment. Climate elements, vegetation, ecosystems and niches, agricultural practices, crop yields, rivers and their seasonality behaviour, animal rearing and management, human behaviour and others call for attention in the syllabuses. There are some radical departures in details found in texts and examined, and the actual. The syllabuses must identify with those salient aspects of the subject whose specific content need to be modified and/or changed and adjusted for sustainable SSS geography syllabus. Elaborate environmental education is suggested.


Key words: Climate change, senior secondary school geography, sustainable curriculum, Nigeria.