A CASE FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF WASTE RE-CYCLING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CURRICULUM OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
This paper critically examines the introduction of waste recycling curriculum into our tertiary institutions as a means for employment generation for sustainability. The general curriculum components for tertiary institutions have been discussed. It has been suggested that waste recycling curriculum should be designed under Chemistry and Mechanical/Production engineering courses in the Universities and waste recycling Department be introduced in our Polytechnics, Colleges of Educations and Monotechnics. Recommendations made for the way forward include: All stakeholders i.e. Nigerian University Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nation Educational Scientific and cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Education Tax Fund (ETF), should constitute a committee comprising members from the Academic, industries and professionals to design a curriculum for waste recycling for our Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Educations and Monotechnics.