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Abstract

In the modern science and technology age, the demand on environment can no longer be maintained by haphazard traditional conservation practices. Consequently, there is a need for a more conscious and deliberate form of conservation that will bring about more effective environmental use. This study calls for strategies for effective administration of environmental education for rural women in Enugu State of Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study. The study population consists of 5,658 rural women from 110 autonomous communities, and the sample is made up of 1,400 rural women selected through a multi-stage random sampling technique. The Rural Women Environmental Education Needs Assessment Questionnaire is used to collect data, and the mean and standard deviation were deployed to analyze research questions. The study findings show that rural women in Enugu State of Nigeria require a wide range of environmental education knowledge, skills and attitudes for effective execution of environmental education. The study recommends that government, through its appropriate agents, should initiate effective programs for creating mass awareness by involving rural women on conservation and preservation measures.

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