By Onyinyechi Ekoyo and Faith Ogudu
Three hundred level students of Mass Communication of Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu University (COOU), Monday, 13 November, visited Fides Media in Awka South LGA of Anambra State on an excursion.
The students were received by Mr, Jude Atupulazi, Editor-in-chief, Fides Newspaper; and Rev Fr. Dr. Robert Anagboso, Director Fides Media. Also present at the visit was the Deputy Director, Rev, Fr. Constantine Okoli.
The students were taken on a tour of Fides Media facilities comprising the newsroom; the press where general printing and publishing are done; as well as the graphics/studio section where pictures are taken and materials designed.
Speaking briefly after the tour, Miss Maryann Chisom Onyeka, leader of the group, lauded the Management of Fides Media for what she described as their good work. In her words, I want to specially thank the Management of Fides Media for their good work, noting that a lot had changed the last time she visited as a primary school pupil.
‘It was not like this at all the last time I visited and today, I can’t recognize the place again if not that I have been here before.
‘I also want to thank them for the opportunity given to us to go round the company on our excursion visit; we actually came to the right place and with what we have seen, our work has been made very easy. We pray that God would bless this organization greatly,’ Miss Onyeka said.
While addressing the students, the Director of Fides Media, Rev, Fr. Dr, Robert Anagboso, urged them to take their studies seriously, noting that no one would like to employ a person that was not an expert in what he wanted to do in the country. He urged them to be perfect in the path they had chosen to follow; even as he welcomed them to the company.
For his part, the Deputy Director of Fides, Fr. Constantine Okoli and the Editor-in-Chief of Fides Newspaper, Mr Jude Atupulazi, urged the students to strive for excellence in their academic pursuit, noting that hard work paid and that no one had ever regretted being hard working; even though it might not be easy at the beginning.