Outstanding alumni of the Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWAReS) have been recognised at an awards ceremony organised by the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, in collaboration with Chevron Nigeria. The event took place on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Omu Resort, Bogije, in Lagos.
The event, fully sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Ltd, was meant to reward excellence and professionalism in Chevron-sponsored journalists who had participated in the certificate course from 2014 to 2019.
The fourteen awardees, journalists drawn from the print and electronic media, were chosen based on their work in the period following their completion of the course.
The award winners were adjudged as exhibiting consistent quality in their journalistic reporting by a team of academic judges put together by the School of Media and Communication.
AWAReS is a flagship programme of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University. The programme is designed to improve professionalism in writing and reporting.
In a bid to foster partnership with the media and facilitate capacity building, Chevron Nigeria Limited has been sponsoring journalists for the course since 2014. Over 100 journalists have benefitted from the Chevron Nigeria sponsorship. Beneficiaries have continued to attest to the positive impact of the AWAReS programme in the exercise of their jobs.