Tuesday, 13 December 2022

ACJOAU Wins Pen Club Award, One Other At CJA 2022


By Adekunle Famuyiwa

The Association of Campus Journalists, Obafemi Awolowo University, ACJOAU has won the Pen Club award at the Campus Journalists Award organized by Youth Digest to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

The award ceremony took place in Abuja on Saturday, December 10, 2022.


Alongside the Association, Latinwo Gbolahan emerged winner in the Gender Equality Category while Faith Alofe; Features Writing Category, and Zainab Adewale; Upcoming Writer Category were also first runner-up in their respective categories.

Reacting to this development, the President of ACJOAU, Faith Alofe said, “I am happy that we are able to achieve this feat especially when I am the President. The Association has proven to be an outstanding campus journalism outfit.

Even though we couldn’t win some other categories we were nominated for, I am sure we would remain focused. There are still awards we would win and I am really glad about this.

I thank the members of the executive council and the members of the association for their diligence and support. I am indeed grateful.”


Also, Latinwo Gbolahan expressed that his joy knows no bounds when he emerged as the winner of the Gender Equality category. He further said, “I am so happy for winning this category because I didn’t see it coming. Many people believe that only women should write or tell stories about gender equality, which is not supposed to be so. It’s called Gender Equality for a reason. The male and female gender should be carried along together.”

Recall that two ACJOAU members, Ajibade Abdullah Adewale and Latinwo Gbolahan were nominated for the Photojournalist and News Reporter categories for the same award in 2021.

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