Students’ Perception on Climate Change in Modibbo Adama University Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VI, Issue IV, April 2019 | ISSN 2321–2705

Students’ Perception on Climate Change in Modibbo Adama University Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Williams, James J.1, Arikpo, I. Abam2, Ndyakalah, K. B.3, Jeukari, H. B.4

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1,3-4Department of Geography, Adamawa State College of Education Hong, Nigeria.
2Department of Geography, School of Envtal. Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria

Abstract:-The study assessed students’ perception of impact on climate change in their environment and academic programmes. All students of MAUTECH for 2011/2012 session constituted population of the study. Using simple random technique, a total of 150 students were randomly selected, 150 questionnaires were administered out of which 140 were correctly filled and returned. The data collected was analyzed by applying descriptive and inferential statistics through statistical package for social sciences (SPSS Version 20). Simple percentages and chi-square analysis were used in analyzing the data. All the respondents were students, 52.1% are within 15 – 25 years of age category, followed by 28.6% between 26 – 35 years, then 16.4%, 36 – 45 years and finally 46 – 55 age 2.9% had the least proportion and most of the respondents are undergraduates. Most of the respondent were single (75.7%) while married respondent were 23.6%. deforestation, natural viability, agricultural and industrial activities are factors that causes climate change as the results obtained from chi-square analysis (X2 = 20.800) was significant at 5%, thus null hypothesis was rejected as the result obtained from chi-square analysis (X2 = 136.029, 48.029,146.743 and 89.500) was significant at 5%. Thus null hypothesis was rejected, i.e. climate change brings about increase in temperature, flooding, increase dry spell. Also the result obtained from chi-square analysis (X2 = 58.686) was significant at 5%, thus null hypothesis was rejected. Therefore, it can be inferred that climate change has effect on reading, lectures and examination.

Keywords: Students perception, climate change

I. INTRODUCTION

Climate change has been described as one the major challenges of 21st century to conservation, biodiversity and ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. Two of the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet today are climate changes and biodiversity loss. There is a growing scientific consensus that climate change could present a major threat to biodiversity at both spaces and ecosystem level. Many ecosystem are threaten by climate change emancipating from non-sustainable management practices. The millennium ecosystem assessment, as well as recent report from inter governmental panel on climate change (IPCC), revealed that climate change is negatively impacting on natural resources and as one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss. Human society is also vulnerable to climate (Ayode, 1995).