Management of Environmental Adult Education Programme for Control of Flooding in Higher Institutions in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Chidinma Dokubo, Blessing Wey-Amaewhule, Francis Bogbula Okwu


The study examined the management of environmental adult education programme for control of flooding in higher institutions in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The issue of environmental protection has now become a global concern, since humanity cannot be separated from its environment for survival. The environment is the sum total of conditions in which an institution has to survive or maintain its life process, which influences the academic growth and development of the students and development of other living forms, with this reason it should be protected from flood. In Bayelsa State Niger Delta State University (N.D.U) and Federal University Otueke precisely, flood has been reported to affect and displace students, staff and other people than any other disaster. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which environmental adult education programme designed for flood control is managed in higher institutions in Bayelsa State. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted descriptive survey design; the population of the study is 4,575. The population consists of 2,836 students and staff of Niger Delta Universities and 1,739 students and staff of Federal University Otueke. 848 staffs and students in environmental management related department in the two Universities were purposively selected due to their involvement in flood management. the researchers recommend that the management of environmental adult education programmes for flood preventing in the institutions need to consider stabilizing their flood prevention strategies to incorporate different non-structural measures for effectiveness of the programme.


Adult Education, Flooding, Bayelsa, Nigeria, Higher Institutions

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