The students of Mass Communication Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka were on an excursion visit to the corporate headquarters of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS Awka, to widen their knowledge on practical aspects of their studies.
The first year students, who expressed their excitement over the tour, said they embarked on the visit to learn practical aspect of television production to better illustrate the theoretical part.
Led by their lecturers, Dr. Emeka Odogwu and Dr. Gloria Chukwuemeka, the excursion was expected to expose them to the overview of their course of study and enhance their learning and understanding abilities.
At the various sections of the station, including the master control rooms of radio and television studios, editing and transmission rooms, the students were received by staff on duty and also taught the dynamics of equipment handling, operations and design.
Addressing the students after their tour, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Governor Willie Obiano, Mr. Emeka Ozumba, reminded them of the need to understand their audience, arm themselves with topical issues in the society and on the social media instead of wasting their time on unimportant things.
The highpoint of the visit was an interactive section with the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the station, Dr. Uche Nworah, who inspired them to avail themselves of the numerous opportunities on the social media by practicing their talents in the cause of studies with their mobile phones.
Dr. Nworah used the occasion to appreciate excellence by rewarding some students for their boldness in answering questions from their tour of the station as well as the donation of some books to the department of the institution to promote the learning among students.
Responding, including some of the students, Jowel Ndukwe, Precious Obi and Chisom Chikwele, commended both the department and the station for the opportunity given to them to explore the various opportunities in the profession.