Genesis 1:26 in Times of Environmental Crisis in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
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Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Submission date: 2022-11-02
Final revision date: 2022-11-28
Acceptance date: 2022-12-16
Online publication date: 2023-12-21
Publication date: 2024-02-09
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Favour C. Uroko   

Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, Faculty of the Social Sciences., University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Faculty of the Social Sciences, 410001, Nsukka, Nigeria
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2024;33(2):1511-1516
This article examines the environmental crisis at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in the light of Genesis 1:26 of the Old Testament. The environmental crisis is seen in the indiscriminate disposing of refuse by staff and students, the poor maintenance culture of the toilet environment in the students’ hostel, the pollution of the air caused by the burning of refuse by staff in residential areas, and the indiscriminate urination and defecation in some parts of the university by students and visitors. This study adopted content analysis. The findings reveal that this has an immense impact on the physical, psychological, and mental state of members of the university community. Having observed this anomaly, this research proposes that Genesis 1:26 serves as a formidable solution to this escalating crisis. This Biblical pericope calls on man to maintain diligence and discipline in managing and maintaining the environment. It is believed that the solutions given will strongly speak to the increasing environmental crisis in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
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