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Readers’ Forum

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Environmental education :
We are blissfully unaware of our responsibility to protect our planet.  It is time to address environmental issues on a broader aspect in our primary and secondary curriculum to raise awareness among our future generations. At present, environmental problems like air pollution, water pollution, climate change, global warming, ozone layer depletion, and acid rain have been discussed in secondary level General Science and Bangladesh and Global Studies textbooks in a narrow sense.
This is not sufficient to develop enviro-friendly attitudes and skills among the future generations to help resolve environmental challenges in the coming days. The concerned authorities should include Environmental Education as a core learning criteria for primary and secondary school-goers.

Md. Khalid Hasan
University of Dhaka

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