Odogwublog Essay competition: Who wins in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka?


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



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 Federal Polytechnic Oko;

Number 1 A


Mass Communication, 400 level

Reasons A Prospective Student Should Study Mass Communication In Nnamdi Azikiwe University*

Over the years, Mass Communication has evolved to broadly include all aspects of communication studies, including aspects of information technology, film, new media and strategic communication.

These days, the term Mass Communication is slowly paving way to media and communication studies or communication art. In the new unbundling effort by the National Universities Commission (NUC), the department will now be transformed into a school or faculty of communication studies consisting of eight (8) distinct departments including advertising and public relations, journalism studies, and development communication. Thus, presenting new students with a wide range of choice. At the forefront of this change is Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s department of Mass Communication, diligently putting necessary modalities in place to welcome this new development.

Mass Communication therefore becomes the premium and most preferred course of study for many undergraduates in Nnamdi Azikiwe University  mainly  because of it’s multidisciplinary nature.

Many opportunities are available to Mass  communication students and graduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the interesting thing about these opportunities is that they fit into every facet of life so that even minority interests and skills find a place and representation.

UNIZIK, for so many years now, have been made ready and equipped to provide excellence in teaching of media and communication courses. With our state of the art campus radio station, UNIZIK 94.1 FM which has for two consecutive years won the best campus Station in Nigeria beating the likes of UNILAG AND DIAMOND FM amongst prominent Campus radios in Nigeria, a working TV demonstration studio, a PRAD Lab for advertising think-tanks & public relations students and the training magazine and newspaper.

Mass  communication at Nnamdi Azikiwe University offers the very best in quality media training that there is. The conducive environment of learning and leading lecturers in various specialised fields including the first female.

Mass Communication Professors in Nigeria, Professor Stella Okunna, Professor Kate Omenugha, Prof Onuora  Nwuneli  provides mass communication students with the fertile ground for success at Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

Mass Communication department of UNIZIK can beat her chest for producing most of the known on-air personalities within and outside the chores of the country, owing to the practical training her students get from UNIZIK FM and the Prad Lab. Notable on air personalities like Sandra Eze, Stanley Nzediegwu, both of the most celebrated MNET Programme, Tinsel, Lilian Abirika and FIDES Daniel ỊDỊ OK of OGENE FM. Ify Arọnu of ABS, Hyginus Ezeamadi of Heartthrob FM, London and a lot of other numerous to mention, are all products of UNIZIK FM of Mass Communication Department of UNIZIK. These two studios have helped groom students and harness talents in mass  communication. UNIZIK remains one of the foremost leading institutions in mass  communication in Nigeria.

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No other Department allows her students use her campus Radio  the way Mass Communication of UNIZIK do. It is on record that most Government and Commercial Radio and Television  stations in the state lined up at UNIZIK FM door to harness these young talents at the peak of their graduation.

I assure you that you can’t get it better any where. You have to study where you can have both Theory and Practical at your finger tips.

Number 2 B

Instituition: Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Level: 100 Mass Communication

Essay: Why Nnamdi Azikiwe Is A Suitable Instituition To Study Mass Communication

Mass communication is abroad and sensitive course, that needs Professional and Systematic training in order to succeed in it. That is one reason one must be conscious and smart in choosing the right institution qualified to give the basic training requirements and professional experience while undergoing this course.


The institution stands out amongst all other institutions offering mass communication both Locally and Nationally. The university goes beyond its historical name,through it devotion to quality educational experience to the professional teaching for this course and others.

The basic requirement to the
study of mass communication is embodied in this institution and at the end; provide more than one reason to apply for mass communication in Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

CONDUCIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT; from the comfortable sitting provision to the well ventilated and spacious lecture hall not forgetting the constant electricity in the vicinity and the use of projectors to conduct lecture for understanding visually.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE; As a sensitive course, lectures in this field should be done with Devotion Experience and professionally. Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been able to provide Well experienced lecturers with tremendous success in this field career wise”. from their
enthusiasm to teach to the sharing of their experience and to their patience in making sure every student is on track.

DISCIPLINE; as a stepping stone to a solid communicating career. The department never fail to give out penalties to Bad conduct, Indecent dressing and lateness. At the end this disciplinary actions always prove useful in later.

PRACTICAL TRAINING; due to the practical aspect of this course, Nnamdi Azikiwe University has provided practical grounds for this study, from the establishment of its own media house; where under graduate gets practical knowledge on radio broadcasting to the introduction of its own campus newspaper known as the UnizikComet; where mass communication undergraduate are given an opportunity to also praticalise on print media publication.

INTEGRITY; above all these Nnamdi Azikiwe University rewards hard work and devotion to studies, which has made the school known for its accessibility and validity of any degree gotten from the school.

At this point, there is no doubt that Nnamdi Azikiwe University IS A SUITABLE INSTITUITION TO STUDY MASS COMMUNICATION

Number 3 C


 Department Of Mass Communication                                                    Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Akwa.

Mass communication; A must study by prospective student in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.    

One of the most sought after course by humanity students in Nigeria is mass communication. It is a course that encompasses various fields as Journalism, Broadcasting, and other professional courses. It is as a result of its versatile nature that it was able to gain the stand of becoming a faculty.

Now, one of the major things a prospective mass communication student puts into consideration is the choice of institution that will impact the necessary knowledge required in the field. An institution with the necessary facilities to aid ones training and research.                    No doubt about the fact that many Nigerian universities have in their own way tried to prove their strength in the field of mass communication in terms of quality of staff, students and facilities but Nnamdi Azikiwe university, Awka has proven and in a long run stood the test of time in the department of mass communication.

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A prospective mass communication student is sure to get the required knowledge, skill and training in Nnamdi Azikiwe University. This is because the department of mass communication in Nnamdi Azikiwe university is well equipped both in staff and facilities. It has qualified lecturers who are ever ready to give their students the best in the field of communication. Lecturers who ensure that greater number of the students understands what is being taught in the class. One who engages the student with mind blowing assessment to develop and bring out the best in them.

That is not all, the department of mass communication in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, has its departmental newspaper known as Unizik Comet which is published consistently every year. This singular act helps to engage the students in the art of news writing and in a great way help in their personal development.     

Also, the department of mass communication Unizik has a functional broadcasting studio that gained its license from NBC in 2007. This is aimed at helping the students in the practical aspect of broadcasting. Unizik 94.1fm is a campus community radio station that has been blazing the trail since its inception.

More so, the departmental electronic newsroom/resource center is not left out as well. It gives access to students to learn the digital form of editing news stories. It equally assists students in research and news gathering. I cannot afford not to talk about the public Relations Advertising Laboratory that aids in students research and development. All these qualities have for years singled out Unizik as the best University for the field of communication.

Being that there is need to advance the frontiers of knowledge in the field of communication in our country, there is equally a need for prospective students to make the right choice of institution and Nnamdi Azikiwe University with all its undisputable qualities have proven to be the best in the field of mass communication. Any prospective student of the institution is sure to get the best training and knowledge required in this field from this citadel of excellence than any other institutions. 

Number 4 D

School: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
Department : Mass Communication Year: Year 2.

Topic: Why a prospective student should study mass communication in Unizik.   

The disheartening news of the demise of my good friend, who died due to mistaken identity is very true. He was murdered by a rival cult group in one of the higher institution in Southern Nigeria; who mistook him for his twin brother who was a cultist.

That was how Chukwuebuka’s life and promising dreams were cut short. We cannot overemphasize the importance of secured and serene environment for people’s learning.

This is the credit area UNIZIK have prioritise with Anti-cult groups working tirelessly to keep the school safe. Quality education is the dream of every prospective admission seeker. There is a common saying that you can only give what you have, meaning that quality education can only come from quality teachers. Department of mass communication UNIZIK is enormously blessed with top professors and senior lecturers of vast experience, yet humble and friendly. She can expose you to the teaching of the first female journalist in West Africa, Mrs Stella Chinyere Okunna which is sure a privilege because she is ever ready and eager to enrich her students with the nutrients of her experience as the first female journalist in West Africa and other host of erudites.

Mass media is an indispensable tool in the study of mass communication. She can boast of a well equipped radio station that covers UNIZIK, Anambra State updating the audience with information and entertainment. With this, the practicalization of the course of study is assured as students are given easy access to the FM station. With the ongoing projects in the department, she is adding television station to enable students have no course to go out of the school environment to learn the practical aspect or gain knowledge of what it feels like in a television station or working as a TV personality. With all this infrastructural achievement Mass communication, UNIZIK has been accredited by education board and recognised for her standard qualification and professionalism.

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Last year, she can boast of a first class candidate, to spice it up Mass Communication, UNIZIK never lacks in courses like graphics designing since she has exposed many students to the field and world of graphics extending it to cinematography, photography and web designing give her students life promising opportunities in the nearest future.

Number 5 E

Mass communication department

Important reasons why you should study Mass communication in Nnamdi Azikiwe
university Awka.

There are many universities scattered everywhere in Nigeria but Nnamdi Azikiwe university is the best university with the best faculties and departments. As a department of mass communication unzik has the best department. The reasons for this is enormous. After seeing this reasons, you will see why you should seek for admission into the department of mass
communication Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.

First,I will tell you that the department of masscommunication Nnamdi Azikiwe university Awka is located in the best serine environment. Unlike other departments in other schools our department is right away on it’s own. A very quiet area to learn at all time. There is nothing good than reading in an environment where you will be free from all distractions coming from either other departments or from passersby.

Second, The department of mass communication in unizik has the best brid of lecturers. Student learn faster when they are taught by those who know what they are doing. They are well learned mostly professors in the field of mass communication. They know the Best way to teach. Instead of just lecturing like other school lectures do, they teach their students to make sure that they come out with good grades and still be able to defend it anywhere anytime.

Third, this department is Well equipped with all it takes to learn. There is a mini library where students can turn to if the school Digital library is not available though our school library is always there at your disposal. There is also a very good campus Radio manned by the best people which Professor Chinyere Okunna is at the hem of affairs. You can apply for student
internship there why you are still student so that you will have a well bloomed mind in the field of broadcasting and Radio production.

Fourth, Unizik Awka in general has a special Anti-cult teams to protect you from any harassment which may arise at anytime. The department is well guarded by the Anti-cult teams every minute of the day. All classrooms are equipped with comfortable seats for a better learning experience.

The Last reason I think you should be in Nnamdi Azikiwe university Awka department of mass communications is that you will experience diplomatic departmental leaders. These leaders
work well for the well being of their fellow students unlike other schools where you will see leader working in their own interest. They seek your advice and support before taking any decision and they make sure that they meet up with the need of every great communicators as we are called..

Finally, you have seen that there is no reason why you should not be in unizik department of mass communication. As we are the best when it comes to learning environment, good lecturers,good learning experiences and good leaders.

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50 thoughts on “Odogwublog Essay competition: Who wins in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka?

  1. For me,2B is the best because she gave detail explanation of the course and also linking the name of the school down to the root source of which it originate from.. follow by 2C thanks..

  2. 3C is super, it is succinct and comprehensive..
    Her explanations would even make an old woman want to study Mass communication in UNIZIK
    Followed by A and B then E and D

  3. D has my vote because her eassy is well structured and organized….. She made her points clear and straight… Highlighting all the necessary benefit one stand to gain

  4. Essay 4D by Mordi Christiana is the best because her essay is captivating,well structured and straight to the point.Essay 4D gave convincing reasons and benefits which she vividly spelled out.so,Essay 4D is the winner followed by A,E,C and B.

  5. Essay 4D is for me… mistaken identity have been the course of some people’s misfortune… she started her essay with an illustration of what happens in the society today more grease to your elbow dr.. to other writers you tried keep it up

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