Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
UNIZIK students urged to shun plagiarism, embrace creative writing

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 25/08/2015

Views: 3,512


Students of English Department of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka have been urged to learn creativity in writing as well as imbibe the attitude of articulation and avoid plagiarism.

Speaking at an international workshop in creative writing organised by the Department of English Language and Literature of the institution, the former Dean Faculty of Theatre Arts, UNIZIK, Professor Alex Asigbo, expressed joy over the workshop.

He said it was apt as it avails the students and aspiring writers the opportunity to acquire requisite knowledge in modern writing skills and charged them to put into practice whatever they learnt from the event.

Asigbo said that arts generally try to reflect and portray humanity in all its complexities through written and spoken words, adding that such workshop provides an avenue to remove rough edges in writing advising the young writers to accept criticisms as it will help them to improve their skills.

In her remark, the Head of the department, Professor Stella Ekpe appealed to the students to take the lecture seriously for their own interest as it would help them immensely in future.

Delivering a lecture, the Guest Speaker on the occasion, Mrs. Kaine Agary, urged the students to always be conscious of grammatical rules and sentence structures while writing stressing the importance of reading other journals or books as it will help them in publishing materials that would be palatable and marketable.

On his part, a lecturer in the English Language and Literature Department, Dr. Chike Okoye, disclosed that Interactions like these spur aspiring writers to create their work, advising the students to keep writing as well as be focused and dedicated.

In their separate speeches, Messrs Ogbuagu Ukamaka, Chinyere Okereke and Nwankwo Chioma, affirmed that the event is an avenue to acquire skills of becoming influential writers and assured that they will practice what they have learnt.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to some distinguished personalities and cutting of an honourary cake to celebrate creative writing.

Source News Express

Posted 25/08/2015 05:09:35 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Ex-ANCOPSS President begs ASUU not to strike

Buhari slams Senate over Committee’s report on SGF...

Terrorism: Nigeria in a state of war —National...

Manchester City Captain Vincent Kompany set to leave...

Bayelsa deep seaport to begin operation before Feb....

Maina: HURIWA carpets Malami over spurious defence •Tasks...

Minister condoles Oyo, Sokoto states over death of...

Benue rerun: Police announce restriction of movement

Policy incoherence fuels herdsmen’s attacks

NiMET predicts sunny conditions in the North today,...

MTN eyes radio frequency spectrum licence, sells more...

Communications Minister, Zinox Chairman to headline 2018 NiOMA...

 

Latest News Angry man destroys cars at Nigerian High Commission in London over passport Protest as land grabbers sack Ogun villages, install traditional ruler Woman who wanted $1m fake notes defrauded N700,000 Election Tribunal: Obi raises hope of victory •Says INEC must provide server used for polls China opens door to more Nigerians, promises to facilitate visa issuance 5 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums clash during Egungun festival in Ibadan Edo Assembly: Call Obaseki to order, members-elect tell Buhari We’ve broken monopoly of WAEC, says NECO Boss Imo Assembly to begin recovery of ‘stolen’ govt property Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria has not dropped — CBN Brain disease kills 97 Indian children, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Gov. Abiodun inaugurates committee to review Amosun’s last-minute promotion of Obas

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,563 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,553 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,384 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,030 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,298 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,031 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,004 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,900 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,819 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,488 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,556 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,882 views)

 

NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,312) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,598) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,456) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,032) Religion (1,023) Sports (2,044) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera