The paper "Reflective Journal Concerning Life in Campus" is a perfect example of education coursework. I sat there wondering why the environment-sensitive campaign was so much advocated for in the university than how it used to be conducted in my high school years. My first week on campus was dubbed “ the environmental week” and by then I thought it was a matter of wasting time. Apart from the decorations that could be perceived everywhere within the university’ s compound, everyone was wearing a green t-shirt printed with environment-sensitive words that advocated for the protection of the environment.
Leon, a friend that I had managed to secure while undergoing the induction process, was as blunt as I was and his ever-inquisitive nature portrayed that he was even more confused than I was. The main campaigner of the program was there in sighting other students to keep Mother Nature and its environs as clean as it could be. While still wondering why the university administration had granted a whole week for the program, I came to learn that the university had suffered several environmental menaces.
Keeping in mind that it accommodated more than fifteen thousand students, litter was seen everywhere on the campus as students overlooked the need to keep the surrounding clean. Even with the deployment of the garbage collectors, it was still hard to keep up with the ever-growing litter. The fact that the university had spent so much on purchasing litter-bins and placing them strategically did not in any way reduce litter mismanagement. Therefore, I decided to enter the venue of the campaign and listen to the host as he spoke on numerous challenges facing the campaign.
By then, I saw it fair to attend the program because I realized that as much as I was seeking to ignore it, the environment was going to be part of my life while still in the university. I felt that I was also obliged to keep my surroundings clean if at all I needed to learn without plights altogether. Also, Leon had perceived it safe to attend the program lest we break stringent environmental rules as postulated by the campus policies. So we took our sits at the back where every freshman had his or her sit placed.
At this point in time, I wondered why the campaign was attributed to sensitizing the freshmen more than anybody else while they (freshmen) occupied the back sits altogether. So many questions kept lingering in my mind and I kept asking myself what could have happened if the university knew that the motive for which the program was initiated did not in any way meet its objectives. It is a common occurrence of educational institutions to hold such programs without keeping in mind the need to meet the goals and scope for developing it.
Inside the venue, the host kept on talking about the need for keeping the environment clean and we were perturbed by the very little matter we took for granted which if we as students could have taken time performing, then Mother Nature could not have been the way it was. Such things like keeping the litter bins at our near vicinity, making sure to burn and decompose gathered litter as well as planting trees at the rarest opportunity grasped.
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