ICESCO holds training session on integrating environmental and health concepts in school curricula in Cameroon
10 October 2023
A training session on the mechanisms for integrating environmental and health concepts in school program and curricula kicked off today, Monday, October 9, 2023, in Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon. The session is held by the Sector of Education at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with the Cameroonian National Commission for UNESCO, and targets several school counselors and inspectors.
The four-day session aims to contribute to the development of national policies for the integration of environmental and health concepts in school programs and curricula, build officials’ technical and educational capacities in this field and capitalize on information and communication technology in teaching methods. It also aims to produce the necessary digital resources, share successful experiences and promote efforts in the field.
A number of Cameroonian officials spoke during the opening session, and commended the key role ICESCO assumes in promoting the educational process, and supporting its Member States, including Cameroon.
Also speaking at the opening session were Dr. Abdelaziz Yauba, Secretary General of the Cameroonian National Commission for UNESCO, and Dr. Youssef Abou Dakka, Program Director at ICESCO’s Education Center, who highlighted the significance of the session, expressing their wishes that it achieves its goals to activate the role of educational institutions in protecting the environment and health and anchoring sound environmental and health conduct among students.
The session focuses on the situation of environmental and health concepts in school programs and curricula, the prospects of their integration and ways to capitalize on ICT in teaching these concepts in Cameroon. It also focuses on highlighting the role of technology in promoting the quality of programs and curricula that integrate these concepts, the best educational practices in the field, e-training and learning and the importance of open-source educational material in fostering environmental and health education.
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