RCE Ogun Exposes Students to Climate Change Experience at Eko Atlantic City
To further reward their efforts and motivate more participation for future events, Regional Centre of Excellence (RCE) Ogun, hosted by Covenant University, recently treated prize-winning students of its Ogun Climate Change Challenge for Secondary Schools to a firsthand experience of how climate change is mitigated and adapted in the Construction Industry.
The students of Ambassadors College and The Bells Secondary School Ota were taken to Eko Atlantic City, a 10 million square meters prime estate built on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean. At the City, the students were able to see how trees and shrubs were used to reduce atmospheric carbon and they also learnt about the mitigation strategy used to protect the city from rising sea level, which was a threat to many coastal cities.
Those that visited the City included the Chair, RCE Ogun, Professor Evans Osabuohien; Co-Chair, Dr. Patience Tunji-Olayeni; Team Lead, STEM, Dr. Afolasade Oluwatobi; Secretary, Mr. Okoro Afokoghene; Content Creator, Ms Bukola Aiyepola; Member, Financial Literacy team of RCE Ogun, Dr. Adegboye; Ms Ayomikun Divine-Grace of the Ambassadors College (First place winner of Climate Change Essay), Ms Anagbe Serena of The Bells Secondary School (Third place winner) and other Climate Change Ambassadors and their teachers.
RCE Ogun, with Covenant University as the leading promoter, is one of the 168 Regional Centers of Expertise (RCE) in the world, focuses on developing economic, environmental, and social solutions for the sustainable development challenges confronting our region.
One of such solutions was the RCE Ogun Climate Change Challenge for Secondary Schools. Several secondary schools in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State competed in an essay entitled ‘Climate Change: Impacts on our Planet and My Role in Mitigating its Effects’. The Winners of the Essay Competition were presented with a Laptop (1st Prize), Mini Laptop (2nd Prize) and a tablet (3rd Prize).