It was an innovation of some sort. Instead of the usual face-to-face or group discussions with the pubic on why they should always keep the environment clean, the 400 level students of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), 2016 class, decided to attract public attention on environment through another means.
They practiced a popular dance called Calypso Mexico for about two months and on the D-day, sometime in September 2016, about 100 students dressed in different attires representing different professions, including different uniforms of various departments in the institution to perform for environment.
The aim was to show that people in every profession should be concerned about environmental sanitation. The attires reflected the following: doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, market women, native doctor, Priests, Reverend sisters, students of various departments, micky and miny mouse to represent children, among others.
The students first displayed brooms, waste bins, mops and other materials for cleaning the environment before the dance. They actually carried those materials for about three days, dressing in corporate wears to school while holding brooms and waste bins.
They performed four times withing the school campus and two times in the popular Oye Achalla market before a crowd.
Watch the video of the Calypso Mexico Dance at Oye Achalla Market.
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