Thursday, 27 April 2017

FEDERAL POLY NEKEDE'S MASS COMM DEPT. LAUNCHES MAIDEN MAGAZINE


...Rector charges them to keep the flag flying


By Ndidiamaka Ndukwe

It was joy and jubilation as the department of Mass Communication launched her maiden magazine entitled “Campus Watch” on 30th March, 2017 at the 500 Capacity auditorium of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.

The Registar, Mr. I.M.Aligbe unveiling the
magazine while the Head of Department Mass Communication, Dr. Mrs. Basilia Igbokwe and others watches in admiration.

Welcoming the guests, the Head of Department of Mass Communication, Dr. Mrs.Basilia Igbokwe expressed happiness at the successful production of the maiden magazine explaining that after the official presentation and unveiling of the magazine, awards will also be given to some staff in the department and management who have distinguished themselves towards their service in FEDPONEK.

Making his opening remarks, the Chairman of the occasion and the Chief launcher, Mr. Paul Saint Christopher who is the Head of Department of Social Sciences said today is historic as it is the launching of the first ever magazine production of the Mass Communication Department. He congratulated the HOD and the entire department as he prayed Campus Watch grow to appear in every newsstand while competing with top magazines in the world

In his remarks, the 2015/2016 Association of Mass Communication Students President, Comrade Madunagu O. Bright hinted that the magazine was the capital project of 2015/2016 ASMACS Executives stating that the project was birthed after the excos and lecturers observed from a maiden seminar and re-orientation organized for Mass Communication students that the students do not really know the practical aspect of their course.

He said:

“The vision of Campus Watch magazine is to inculcate the spirit of professionalism in journalism into Mass Communication Students while the mission is to cover the events and happenings all around the polytechnic community so as to inform, educate and entertain the members of the polytechnic community. We really thank the Rector Dr. Mrs. Cele Njoku for her encouragement and the Deputy Rector Administration, Mr. Desmond Oparaku for his advice and support including our Head of Department, Dr. Mrs. Basilia Igbokwe for being through a lot to see to the success of this magazine.

Making her remarks, the Rector, Dr. Mrs. Cele Ugochi Njoku, represented by the Registrar, Mr. I.M. Aligbe, said the Mass Communication department is the eyes and ears of the polytechnic. He praised and congratulated the department on this milestone achievement and prayed that their products will be seen all over the world, working in reputable media houses such as CNN, AIT, Channels, The Nation, Punch, Guardian, among others. 

He encouraged them never to relent on this effort as the management is always ready to support them.

In their separate speeches, the Director Office of the Polytechnic Development, Dr. Nnamdi Anumihe and Former Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Barr. Madu Malachy all expressed joy at the magazine publication saying it is long overdue. They promised their unalloyed support to the department anytime, anyday.

Adding his voice, the pioneer Head of Department of Mass Communication, Mr. Victor Alozie said his joy knows no bound as their dream of many years has been achieved. He thanked everyone whose efforts lead to the magazine production.

In the same vein, the Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mrs. Joy Nwiwu-Kalu described the occasion as an epoch making maintaining that the pace has been set, so other students who are coming should follow.

Notable guests of the events were the Deputy Rector administration, Mr. Desmond Oparaku who was represented by the Polytechnic Liberian, Mr. Chris Enyie, Dr. Obasi Oko represented by Dr. Nnamdi Anumihe, and the PRO, Dr. Charles Obichere.

The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Paul Saint Christopher (1st from left), HOD Mass Communication Department, Dr. Mrs. Basilia Igbokwe (2nd from right) and the Dean SHSS, Mrs. Kalu-Nwiwu Joy during the launching and official presentation of Campus Watch Magazine.

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