By Felix Oti
With the conclusion of submission of entries for the www.odogwublog.com
*Competition for Mass Communication students in Anambra state* we are now looking for winners in your view from entries from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.
List who you think the winners are from these essays in your own judgement.
Method to apply: Like our Facebook page , then go to the essay to list your choices and reasons or Comments for that in comment section
(SEE THE ESSAYS BELOW)
B is the best followed by essay A and E before C ,D etc
The competition has N250, 000 for grabs
The students were asked to write not more than 500 words on why a prospective student should study Mass Communication in their School.
We have seven schools offering Mass Communication in the state excluding Paul University Awka which did not participate.
They are Federal Polytechnic Oko, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU Igbariam, Tansian University Umunya, Madonna University Okija, Legacy University, Okija, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Odumegwu Ojukwu Polytechnic Ezinifite.
They are to convince the prospective students on why their Higher Institution is the best for Mass Communication studies among these schools.
*Submission deadline was given as January 20th , 2021
Through 08125606514 (WhatsApp only)
*1st Stage: Intra-school*
Entries will be assessed to determine winners within each school
Winner: N25, 000
1st runner-up: N15,000
2nd runner up: N10,000
And consolation prizes
*2nd Stage: Inter-school*
Winners from each school will compete among themselves to determine the overall winner.
Winner: N50, 000
1st runner-up: N30,000
2nd runner-up: N20,000
And consolation prizes
The statement was signed by Odogwu media Communications Limited
Publishers of www.odogwublog.com
See the essays of those who submitted entries for the competition from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU);
Number 1 A
Name: Chukwunwike Chigozie Juliet
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam.
Littlejohn and Foss defines mass communication as the process whereby media organization produce and transmit message to large public and the process by which those message are sought, used, understood and influenced by audience. Without television and mass communication or other social media information will be difficult to reach heterogeneous group of people in different localities.
Some of the functions of mass communication are; Mass communication serve as the eyes and ears for those seeking for information. The information receive through mass communication is not objective and without bias. Media house put forward the most sensational messages to titillate consumers. Media house simultaneously entertains and informs the public. Mass media transmit cultural norms, values, rules e.t.c. Mass media mobilize people during time of crisis. Mass media validate the status and norms of a particular person or group to enforce social norms.
A prospective undergraduate might be confused on the best university to study mass communication in Anambra state, and ask which school is the best. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) is the best that helps students achieve their dreams. COOU gives a wining edge to it’s mass communication student by providing a variety of professional-level facilities and equipment to creat real hand-on experience on top of routine coursework. No student of mass communication is restricted from going to radio or television studio for practical. On October 2013 the National Broadcasting Communication (NBC) expressed satisfaction with the facilities in the radio studio of mass communication department. Students are thought to edit newspaper and practice the sign and symbols of mass communication. During the final year, Student produces magazine for the school.
Mass communication in COOU is the perfect place to broaden your horizon and explore new experience and opportunities. For instance, delivering a presentation to a large group, practicing public speaking e.t.c. It may sound scary at first, but learning how to complete the tasks is essential it will polish you to be more confident and assertive. Studying mass communication in COOU improves understanding about the entertainment industry and general studies. It helps you speak fluently and helps you have an easy communication with people.
In spite of all these benefits. Some parent will not allow their children to study mass communication in COOU. A portion will argue it’s a state university. Others might say because it’s expensive. In this case, If you think education is expensive try ignorance. It’s important to take a look at the compulsory internship after each level, capable lecturers, function able studio and computer labs, magazines production, conducive environment e.t.c. You can see that it becomes difficult to argue that the cost of learning in COOU worth the price.
Studying mass communication in COOU will have a long-lasting positive implications on a student future. Windows of job opportunity will be flung open the moment an undergraduate who study mass communication in COOU graduates.
Number 2 B
Name: Igwe ifunanya emmanuela
From Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.
Why a prospective student should study Mass Communication in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam campus, Anambra state otherwise called COOU is no doubt the best institute to study Mass Communication in Nigeria.
There are still controversies on what the course entails and the opportunities awaiting those who studied it. People claim that those who study Mass Communication only end up being Newscasters and hungry people who walk around hunting for stories to call News. Of course, Graduates of COOU have strongly maintained that this ideology is false as they fit in many sphere of life as a result of the academic impact they got from our school.
COOU is a school with high standard of learning and Studying Mass Communication in COOU gives one the opportunity to have various ideas due to the incessant practicals the students embark on immediately after class room exercise. This means that once you get admitted into Mass Communication you become a creative Beast because you don’t only read and write but get into the field and practicalize what you have been taught.
When you study Mass communication in COOU , you are taught how to be a journalist ( newspaper), a Newscaster(television), an on-air personality (radio), an advert agent, a script writer, a film producer, an actor/actress, an editor, a Public Relation officer, a critic and so many other fields you can think of and makes you more equipped and opportuned.
Research has proven that those in top positions in most companies graduated from COOU for example The feature news editor of “Thisday” newspaper is a graduate of My school and so many others.
In COOU you will be taught how to be entrepreneurs, self employed and not dependent on any company to survive. The creative nature of each student is challengeably manifest.
The students are given months of Internship training where they go to places to practicalize all they know as well as acquire more knowledge. At the end 99 percent get retained in their interns sue to their outstanding performances, bringing employment to their door steps.COOU has a radio and television station with it’s on-air personalities as students.
The lecturers that teach Mass Communication in COOU are influential and well skilled people in the field who make sure we learn the best and remain the number one. As a result to the upgrade in technology they have given us the opportunity of having our class works accessed and marked by persons from different part of the world which we are part of this open assessment as they get them connected in class through the Internet. All the activities of the students are being put online and corrections as well as connections are gotten from this medium.
No one studies Mass Communication in COOU and becomes idol afterwards.
This is why COOU is the best institute to study Mass Communication in Nigeria.
By: Igwe Ifunanya Emmanuella.
Number 3 C
Name: Moses Sunday Ogbu
Department: Mass communication
Chukwuemeka odumegwu ojukwu university, igbariam campus.
COOU BEST INSTITUTION TO STUDY MASS COMMUNICATION:
Chukwuemeka odumegwu ojukwu university, igbariam campus remains the best institution with accurate knowledge of disseminating the understanding of mass communication.
Firstly what is mass communication?
It’s defines as the systematic way of sharing meaning, knowledge,idea and information through a mass media to heterogeneous and anonymous audience.
Mass: this has to do with the large number of audience or public by which the message is shared with.
Communication is the strategical mist of sharing meaning between an encoder and decoder to create adequate understanding.
Mass communication department has been established in the campus since 2000, it has graduated numerous numbers of students which are well recognize globally.
Studying mass communication in COOU will exposed you to numerous use of technologies in different media houses like Radio station, TV station, and how to write effective newspapers and magazines, compare to the static technologies in other schools.
COOU igbariam campus, department of mass communication have a good numbers of professor in the field, which work as the lecturers in the department, through effective competence and dexterity of their knowledge success in mass communication is best acquired by any student which study in the department, compare to any institution which has none of those competent personnel.
Furthermore the lecturers at COOU lecture with passion, every end of section, all mass communication student do go for industrial training (IT) to learn and acquire new skills in communication field, and to learn how new technologies are been used, which is meticulously monitor by the lecturers.
In conclusion, with this few points of mine, I believe I have convinced any prosperous aspirant which want to excel in area of communication to choose COOU Igbariam campus.D
Number 4 D
Name: Iheagwazi Mmesoma Marvelous
Chukwuemeka odumegwu ojukwu university, Igbariam campus
The word “mass” explains itself already, mass means a quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one,or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size. joining it together “mass communication” is the impacting or exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people, good communication skills are critical to our success, from personal interactions with friends and family to business relationships that requires communicating ideas through individual correspondence, presentations and the mass media.
Some of the reasons to study mass communication is that it channels your multiple interest and talent into one discipline that can be applied to virtually every aspect of your personal and professional life, it helps to gain competence that can be applied to any work setting including critical thinking, analysis and problem solving coupled with writing and speaking skills, it also helps to expand your understanding of the world and mass media and prepare you to tackle the most complex, global,cultural, political and business challenges,with the world relying so much on the media, one has tremendous opportunities to make a good career in this field.
A degrees in mass communication acquired from a solid institution can open so many doors because it can be applied in almost every mass media opportunity.
Your Understating of the world will be expanded, media and mass communication prepare you to understand the most complex issues of the world,you will also have the ability to affect millions, either crowd speaking or sitting behind a machine writing, you can pursue a career in traditional communication Fields, such as journalism,advertising, public relations or even broader fields like finance, health care, information technology, government parastatal, these are fields where you can pitch your tent as a mass communicator.
Mass communication is a medium for landing more paying jobs, there are abounding opportunities in ad agencies, print media, broadcasting media, visual media and of late internet, you can work as an independent filmmaker, a copy writer, broadcaster,comedian and other fields as Long as you are hardworking,you will learn the nitty_gritty of these technique and can work as an editor, reporter or even a proofreader, Mass communication helps you to connect to the Masses, your emotions would be put into action, you are already living with people and should have a good knowledge and understanding of what is happening around so as to employ your emotions effectively to affect your audience, if you employ positive emotions you are likely to lead people without bias and bring them to one platform, irrespective of class,race,sex etc.
Having explained widely on the need to study mass communication. my school, CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY will equipped you to attain the above skills and experience mentioned and beyond, studying mass communication in my school is a very sumptuous advantage, my school prepares students for the task ahead of them, we have well learned lecturers that impacts so positively when it comes to mass communication students to be precise.
Furthermore we have facilities that enhances future journalists like a media platform, library, reporting and publication platform,conducive learning environment for lectures,students tends to practice widely for perfection,one of the greatest joy of a student is to be in a citadel of learning that helps in educating and preparing them for their career and my school is the best citadel of learning for a prospective student who wants to study mass communication.
The school authorities are very selfless when it comes to giving students the necessary teaching and equipment needed,as the saying goes “practice makes perfection” my school makes sure that student practices what they are been taught for greater productivity, even the Bible dictates that “study to make thyself approved”.my school has recorded gigantic awards of mass communication undergraduates and graduate doing very well in their academic field, the mass communication finalist that just graduated in my school also created another history of good productivity.
Studying mass communication in my school students tends to go places, unravel the world and make positive impact In the field of journalism,my school remains the best outstanding citadel of learning for students especially mass communication students at large,I am not writing with fear nor favor of anyone I am strongly writing out of experience about the marvelous deeds in my school, every prospective student who is not in my school is really missing a lot.
“My verdict is that, there is no dubiety,suspicion or skepticism about studying Mass communication in my school, I have explored several accentuates to prove that. My school capability and competence cannot be over emphasized.