School confers best education reportage award on The Guardian

Ikpeama presenting the award to representative of The Guardian Education Desk Editor, Florence Utor.

Members of the press club of Power and Glory International School, Ejigbo, Lagos State, have bestowed on The Guardian the best education reportage award for its engaging and enriching coverage of the educational sector.

The students in company of their teachers were at Rutam House, corporate head-office of The Guardian to learn the intricacies of print media and the processes involved in newspaper production from newsgathering to printing and distribution.

According to the staff coordinator of the school, Emmanuel Ikpeama, the press club was founded to educate and enlighten students, while engaging those of them with the passion for writing. “The club teaches them the rudiments of writing, sourcing for news and in-depth analysis.”

Speaking on the essence of the visit, Ikpeama said: “We came to learn more and for the students to see firsthand what we have been teaching them, while those who will like to pursue a career in journalism in the future can be introduced to the profession and what will be required to excel in it.”

While presenting the award of excellence in educational reporting, he said: “We are presenting this award to The Guardian newspaper, based on their robust educational pages, which is educative, enlightening and incisive. In fact, in all the newspapers companies we have visited, we discovered that The Guardian is ahead when it comes to education reporting.”

Also speaking, president of the club, Miss Bernard Treasure, said: “I have learnt about the things in journalism, which I didn’t know before. The visit has allowed us to see the things being taught in the club. It has also encouraged those of us who will like to become journalists in the future. I want to advise that more females should join the profession, we need more females in the newsroom.”

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