Anambra Varsity Lecturer Relocates To Achalla Village With Students On Rural News Tourism

It was a hilarious but challenging moment for students of the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, formerly Anambra State University, as their lecturer relocated to a rural setting with them to monitor their practical exercise.

The lecturer in front og the house where he stayed with the team of students for the project in Achalla community

The 300 level students taking a course entitled Rural Community Newspaper were currently working on a new concept they call Rural News Tourism.

This requires them to relocate to various villages, spend a night or two there and experience interesting news and feature stories live in the villages. Rural News Tourism is a concept introduced by the students which refers to visiting and residing in villages to experience local news first hand with a view to present very rich report reflecting your adventure. The students are expected to come up with very interesting feature stories after the adventure. They are required to travel to villages other than theirs, except the team leader whose village is selected for the adventure.

The lecturer and some of the students resting in their new residence before taking off for the days project

The unnamed lecturer handling the course decided to relocate to Achalla in Awka North local government area of Anambra state with a team of students working on a project in the community. The students spent time in the village with their lecturer who also followed them to the village stream as they studied the Culture of the community and students life.

Some of the students having fun with village kids in Achalla river during the Rural News Tourism project

The lecturer stayed in a mud house with the students as part of instructions that the students should live within the community and mingle with residents in order to understand them.

It was not an easy experience for the team that worked with their lecturer though they came up with one of the best jobs in the entire exercise.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in a Nigerian University.

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  1. Umenzekwe Juliet

    Wow! Lovely.

  2. Lol…this is kinda funny but interesting,practicals like this would make a great difference in Nigerian education

  3. HAHAHA, this is real tourism. No be small thing. It is motivational. Keep it up.

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