The Department of Mass communication in conjunction with the Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Education has organised a one day environmental campaign tagged “Trash it well” at the university of the Ilorin.
According to the Students, the Campaign rally which held on Thursday, 19th of July around the school premises was meant to sensitize the students and the university community to be environmentally conscious. As this will go a long way to make sure the university environment is clean and the citizens will be disease free.
According to the Dean of Faculty of Arts, Prof. Mrs. O. Olademo, said, “This is a good initiatives that every student on campus have to embark upon to reduce the level of dirty environment around different Faculties”.
This was also supported by the Faculty of officers of Agriculture who said, this has be the tradition of Mass communication Students to sensitize students about dangers of their environment. And they have been doing it right.
During this awareness on campus, the locations paraded were the , Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, Faculty of Management sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of social sciences, Faculty of Arts, and Faculty of Law just to mention a few.
Meanwhile, the Students presented different sanitation equipments such as dustbins, brooms, hand gloves, packers, baskets to the Deans of these Faculties respectively.
One of the students at the rally, Yahaya Habeeb Kayode, a 400 level Mass communication student said that ” this campaign Rally on environmental sanitation should be supported appreciated by the university community to create more awareness next year”.
However, Dr. Patrick Udende,the Sub-Dean of the Faculty of communication and information sciences supported the initiative and urged students to make sure that all awareness, strategies and implementations are effective and successful.
Part of the side attraction of the Rally was the ambiance given with drums and saxophone to engage the students and make the rally lively.