Indigenous Education and Environmental Sustainability in Southern Cross River State, Nigeria

Eyo, Eneyo Okon Ph.D


This study investigated the indigenous agricultural education knowledge and environmental sustainability in Southern Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions were raised and corresponding two hypotheses were formulated to guide and test the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The research was carried out in three local government areas in the southern senatorial district of Cross River State. The independent variables for the study include: indigenous education on agricultural practices, while the dependent variable is environmental sustainability. Using stratified random sampling technique, a sample of six hundred and twenty-three (623) respondent were used for the study. Analyses were done using independent t-test, and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result of the analysis shows that there is significant relationship between indigenous agricultural knowledge and environmental sustainability. It was therefore recommended that Environmental education should be introduced in all level of our educational systems and also in the communities across Nigeria.

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