AE-FUNAI HOLDS MAIDEN CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, recently held Creative Writing Competition hosted by Faculty of Humanities for the first time and Thursday 25th July, 2019, was prize giving ceremony at the University Auditorium (Zone A).
Prof. Romanus Ejiagha, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, in his welcome speech, stated that ‘’the aim of the competition was to encourage and expand the innovative and creative thinking among students and staff through offering them opportunity to express their unique talents”. He thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba for providing the level play ground for the faculty and University, to excel, and for his all-round commitment to transforming the young university to world class.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nwajiuba who spoke with nostalgia, in his opening remarks, recounted how he intended to be in the arts but for parental influences. He reiterated that he remains a literary personality even though an Agriculture Economist.
In his show of appreciation and commitment to staff and students of the faculty of Humanities for successfully putting the event together, he promised to keep promoting creative arts in the university and went further to assure that structures for Arts Theatre, French and Igbo Centres will be established before the end of his tenure.
In her closing remarks, Prof. G.M.T. Emezue, Director General Studies, thanked VC for all his encouragement and support and expressed gratitude to Dean of faculty, Head of departments, students and other staff for making the competition and prize award ceremony successful.
Mrs. Somto Amaugo, Asst. Lecturer in Biology/Micro-Biology/Bio-Technology and one of the winners in the Staff Short Story Category, expressed gratitude to God who made it possible for her to win even as she is not in the arts. She encouraged everyone to trust in him or herself and believe; with God all things can be accomplished. “Believe in God and what God can accomplish in you and through you”. She dedicated the prize to her late father, Pharmacist G.C Nwofor who was laid to rest on June 26, 2019, same day entries for the competition closed.