Kaduna-based Jordan Science Academy at the weekend embarked on sanitation exercise to raise awareness on the importance of preserving the environment by keeping it clean at all times.
The awareness campaign was carried out to inculcate culture of cleanliness among the people of Unguwar Dosa in Kaduna North LGA of the state.
The exercise saw the students and teachers of the school going round the community sweeping streets and sensitising residents on the need to properly dispose of dirt from their homes.
Fielding questions from reporters, the school’s Admin Officer, Fadilah Ismail, said the cleaning exercise will inculculate the culture of community service in their kids, and at the same time compliment government’s efforts to improve the integrity of the environment.
“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 diseases and prevent outbreaks,” she said.
“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 make this exercise on annual event,” she added.