Chinua Achebe Award For Fedpoffa Mass Comm. Student


A student of Federal polytechnic Offa, Department of Communication has received award for one of the best/outstanding entries published in the 2020 Chinua Achebe Essay/Poetry Contest.

The student, Mr. jimoh Taofik bagged two awards (Certificate of participation and certificate of Award) in the annual Chinua Achebe contest, sponsored by Society of Young Nigeria Writers (Anambra State Chapter) call for submissions of quality poems and essays from writers across the world which were duly scrutinised and considered for publication. 

One of the certificates reads "certificate of award proudly presented to jimoh Taofik Adekunle as the author of one of the best/outstanding entries published in the Fifth Chinua Achebe Poetry/Essay Anthology awarded this day 16th November, 2020, at the Fifth Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Maiden Memorial Lecture. Congratulations". It is signed by Mr.Izunna Okafor, Initiator, Chinua Achebe Literary Festival and Editor-in-Chief, Chinua Achebe Poetry/Anthology. 

"According to the Mass Communication student, "I got not only certificate of participation but also certificate of Award as my piece was accepted and published in the FIFTH CHINUA ACHEBE ESSAY/POETRY ANTHOLOGY.

"On the 28th of September,Michael Ace's reminder of the Anthology made me submit for the second time for the 5th Chinua Achebe Essay/Poetry Anthology.

"So I resubmitted it for the Anthology and forgot everything about it.i thought it would fail as it did on Facebook.I almost believed that.

"On the 7th of November, Anthology Editor sent me what's titled ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/ACCEPTANCE/INVITATION LETTERS asking if I would come to the Anthology unveiling programme and how I wanted my certificate (softcopy if I wouldn't come,hardcopy if I would). I replied on the 13th. At this stage only Dr Milz was following and asking about it.

"I didn't hear anything from them till this morning (24/11/2020). I think Dr.Mhilz had asked me earlier (Last night or so) if I hear anything from them, I replied in negative. 

"I got two certificates and softcopy of the Anthology sent to my gmail!

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