CU Alumnus, Undergraduate Come Tops at Writers Competition
An Alumnus of Covenant University, Mr Olawunmi Abraham and a 400 Level Mass Communication student, Mr Adeleke David have been selected among the top winners in the recently held Business Day Aspiring Writers Competition.
The competition which was sponsored by Business Day Newspaper recorded thousands of entries from students of Nigerian Universities and other Higher Institutions; the duo clinched the third and fifth position respectively.
Speaking about the competition, Olawunmi Abraham said that the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the University made the competition easy.
He said, “We were asked to write on Information Communication Technology and our Higher Education Experience. It was easy for me to write because Covenant University drives ICT with passion and the information needed for the write-up were not far-fetched”.
Abraham added that “Almost everything we do at Covenant University is ICT driven, the Library, the payment of school fees, lecture delivery through multimedia and assignment are also done and submitted through ICT tools”.
The graduate of Building Technology also explained his motivation for participating in the competition. He attributed it to his flair for writing, and visible proofs of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, former Chaplain, Pastor Victor Oluwadamilare and former Registrar, Dr. Ubong Ntia. He learnt that through a dint of hardwork, anybody can be anything in life. “I wanted to make the University and these people proud. Praise God, I was able to achieve that” he said.
For Adeleke David, being a student of Mass Communication, an exposure to ICT facilities at the University were his motivation for participating in the competition.
He said, “What I came up with at the competition was actually inspired by Covenant University”. The University contributed a lot to my experience in ICT. Before I came to the University, I only had slight computer knowledge. But my experience at Covenant University has actually educated me about ICT.
“Though a Mass Communication Student, through the knowledge and application of ICT, I can work with a lot of software programmes and code for my blog site”.
Apart from cash and ICT materials reward, they both have the opportunity to serve three to six months internship at Business Day Newspaper.
While presenting their awards to them at the Chapel Service on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo congratulated them for making the University proud and being good ambassadors of the University.
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