An investigation into knowledge and attitudes of tertiary institution students towards indigenous ecological knowledge for sustainable development : the case of the Nort West University (Mafikeng Campus)
Matonkonyane, Rebonekgosi Herman
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The study examined the knowledge and attitudes of tertiary institution students towards indigenous ecological knowledge for sustainable development: The case of the North West University (Mafikeng Campus) Firstly, the majority of the respondents showed an understanding of the meaning, use, and importance of indigenous ecological knowledge. Second, the respondents believed that the management of indigenous ecological resources is the responsibility of every member of society including government leaders Thirdly, they solicited information on indigenous ecological knowledge through membership in different organizations, participating in awareness campaigns, and as students of IKS Programme at the North West University. The following recommendations have been proposed: (i) further research needs to be conducted on indigenous ecological knowledge, especially among nationwide tertiary students; (ii) information on indigenous ecological knowledge should be made as widespread as possible; and (iii) Traditional leadership should therefore play a pro-active role in ensuring that traditional customs and cultures do not perish as they have been proven to be ecologically-friendly.
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