By Ifeanyi Omenogor
The newly appointed Head of Department (HOD) of Mass Communication, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashiuku, Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Akpoveta, has said he will work assiduously to ensure he builds on the achievements of the immediate past head of department.
Dr Akpoveta, who made the remarks in a chat with newsmen in his office at Ogwashi-Uku, lauded the immediate past HOD, Dr Joy Ahon for her successful tenure, describing her as a brilliant academic.
While promising to work very hard with his team, the new HOD assured of leaving the department better than he met it, saying that his achievements would reflect on the students, department and the institution in general.
Dr Akpoveta, a prolific writer and a renowned author of many text books on mass communication, said journalism is a profession that is all encompassing, opining that people cannot do without journalism, because everybody according to him needs journalism to move to the next level.
According to him, what propagates every organization is journalism, saying that all other professions need journalism to sell what ever they are doing and thus rightly regarded as the fourth estate of the realm.
Dr Akpoveta said that the Rector of the institution, Professor Stella Chiemeke, remains one of the best the school has witnessed in terms of development, noting that Professor Chiemeke believes in human capital development.
He noted that the rector had made the staff and students ICT compliant and other school, adding that other institutions are copying Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.
Dr Akpoveta said that the recent webometrics ranking was well deserved, as he attributed the feat to the good effort of the rector.
He called on students of the department to respect constituted authorities and abstain from social vices such as cultism, internet fraud popularly known as yahoo yahoo, prostitution and other vices capable of truncating their future.
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