Kaduna School Embarks on Keep Host Community Clean Exercise
Students of Kaduna based Jordan Science Academy on Saturday embarked on a keep the host community clean exercise to create awareness for a clean and healthy environment .
The exercise ,which commenced at 8.30am ended 11am with talk show on need to maintain good and healthy hygiene as well as clean environment both within the host ,Ungwar Dosa Community , school and at home .
With this initiative , Jordan Science Academy, Ungwan Dosa, Kaduna,North-West , Nigeria with a state of the art educational equipment and manageable size of 185 pupils and students ,becomes the first school in Kaduna to key into the state government’s “Keep Kaduna Clean” exercise .
Speaking with journalists after the exercise today , the Vice Principal (Admin), Hajiya Fadilah Saliu explained that the decision to embark on the cleaning exercise within the host community , is to create awareness for a culture of cleanliness amongs the community and the school environment.
“We believe that our school environment and the community should be kept clean for healthy lives. We are aware of the state government’s effort to keep the state clean, so what we are doing today is to join hands in creating the awareness. If the environment is clean, it will eliminate such diseases like malaria and cholera outbreak etc.
” Apart from that, it is important to also inculcate to the children the habit of keeping their environment clean. As you can see both the Primary and Secondary sections are involved in this exercise and we hope to keep this exercise on annual basis,” she disclosed.
In a chat with journalists after the cleaning exercise , Alhaji Uba Ahmed ,the Proprietor of Jordan Science Academy ,Kaduna said the idea behind the exercise is to extend the concept of “Keep Environment Clean” to our host Ungwar Dosa Community .
He explained , “We believe doing this will not only create awareness for the need to clean the environment ,but also create a culture that will be sustained in our host community in line with the Kaduna State’s vision for a clean and healthy environment always .”
Though Ahmed said the management has inculcated the culture of cleanliness amongst the pupils and students of Jordan Academy , he maintained there is a need to extend this ” Culture of Cleanliness ” to members of host community.
He however , urged others schools to emulate similar exercise ,adding that doing so ,will help to reawaken the weekly environmental cleaning exercise in the state and other parts of Nigeria .