A student of the department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Ogechukwu Okonkwo. has been recognized for her outstanding performance in television programme production and presentation.
Okonkwo who is a final year student of the department distinguished herself in a short video competition involving students who submitted productions on gender, communication, culture and society. Her submission stood far apart from others in terms of message content, presentation style, quality of production, drama/interview segment relevance, location value, sound track quality, and total packaging.
Others who distinguished themselves are as follows: two persons tied at second position – Mary Ijoba (for her work on Culture and Gender Behaviour), and Obodiah Udubrai (for her work on Women In Traditional Non-Gendered Jobs). The third position was Paul Agaba (for his work on Traditional Gendered Jobs In the Society), while two persons tied at third position – Ebere Obikaigbo (for her work on Gender and Agriculture) and Chinwe Ikemka (for her work on Gender and Culture).
The part-time students who embarked on the competition to produce short videos on gender issues in Nigeria distinguished themselves in the areas of presentation gestures, sound track, message content, and total packaging of the programme.
They will receive the Rookies Award in Broadcasting given to students who expressed creativity in broadcasting, as a mentor springboard and inspirational celebration of talent.
The award is organized by Massmediang, an online platform that celebrates excellence and talent in communication education, especially among students of mass communication.