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Covenant Hosts First Writers Conference, Wins Prizes

The Covenant University Literary and Debating Society (CULDS) recently hosted her first Writers Conference.  The event attracted about one hundred and sixty-eight participants both within Covenant University and other neighboring institutions who submitted about 40 proses of 1500 words and poems of forty, lines for the competition.

Some schools represented were Babcock University, University of Lagos, Bowen University, University of Abuja, Caleb University and Bells University of Technology.

Two Guest Speakers, Miss Oyinkansola Olayinka, the author of “Where the Lotus grows” and “A Love for Tomorrow” and Miss Eboseremen Ailenotor, the author of “How to be a worthless Woman” were on hand to train the participants on the art of writing, and also touched on how to market ideas.

In his opening remarks at the event, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abiodun Adebayo, ably represented by Dr. Kester Onor, who is the South West Coordinator of All Nigerian Universities Debating Council and Chair, Covenant University Literary and Debating Society (CULDS), admonished the students to imbibe a reading culture to improve their lots in the society. 

The first prize and the second prize were both won by Covenant University students. The first price (#15000.00) was won by Miss Willoughby Oreoluwa from the department of Mechanical Engineering, with a short prose titled, ‘Nostalgic Letter to My Little Nephew’, while the second prize (#10000.00) was won by Miss Arogundade Victoria, with a poem titled, ‘Limerence.’ Many other presentations were made at the event.

The prizes were presented to the winners by the Chairman of the occasion, who is also the Chaplain, Covenant University, Pastor Victor Hill.

Others at the event were the Dean, Student Affairs, Professor David Imhonopi and other senior officers of the University.

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