HOW SCIENCE EDUCATION CAN TRANSLATE TO A VIABLE ECONOMY; GREEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A CASE STUDY/MODEL

Aliu Odunayo
Biology Department, Obafemi awolowo university, Adeyemi chapter, Ondo

Abstract

In today's global world, a nation's wealth is determined by its brilliance in technological innovation which is influenced by critical thinking that science education offers. Natural resources are quickly becoming of lesser value in matters of national pride. National development is driven by knowledge based economy, hence the need for a change in strategy in equipping the national finance. In this paper, Green entrepreneurship is emphasised as one of the various ways through which science education can contribute to economic development. Green entrepreneurship is both a process and a product. Green entrepreneurship is advocated for, as a basic principle for large and small scale businesses, and not only will it generate revenue for the nation, but also block the big hole in our finance; the big budget allocated to mitigating the effect of climate change, this will result in economic buoyancy and sustainable national development. Several green entrepreneurial opportunities are discussed in this paper and recommendation is made on how to inculcate these into our science education curriculum.

Keywords: Green Entrepreneurship, Science education, Economy, Natural Resources, Climate Change