CHAIRMAN and Head of Department, Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye,Â has beaten 149 other Mass Communication lecturers and researchers across the country to clinch â€œMedia Achiever Award 2009â€.
The award was given to the University of Lagos, UNILAG, lecturer by Writers Association of Nigeria, WAN.
A statement by the group â€œThis award was given to professor Ralph Akinfeleye as the best Mass Communication lecturer and researcher in 2009, in recognition of his service towards promoting media education and media practice in Nigeria.â€
Akinfeleye who has received several other media awards in the past, was quoted as saying the latest one was unique because it was a recognition of excellence by his professional colleagues.
His words â€œI have received so many awards but this is unique because it is an endorsement by Mass Communication teachers, researchers and students who thought it fit to honour me with the award, and it was voluntarily given, not solicited. Therefore, I am very excited and proud of the award. It goes to show teacherâ€™s reward is no longer in heaven, but on earth. I will definitely put this on my Wall of Fame.â€