UMU Students awarded for best Multimedia Story Telling
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Journalism students have been awarded for best Multimedia storytelling after completing a Multimedia Journalism and Digital skills training at the Main Campus Nkozi.
The best students; Benjamin Namazzi Theresa (year 2) and Gene Daniel (year 1) were awarded a Certificate, a Smartphone and a stand, Power Bank, and cash UGX 100,000/= each after their stories titled; ‘How to identify and support persons with Bipolar,’ and ‘Tradition on a Plate,’ won respectively.
The second runner’s Up, Kababyasi Kalembe Karen (year 2) and Steven Kwebiiha (year 1) received cash UGX 400,000/= and a Certificate each. Their stories were titled; ‘How to live happily and healthy on a small budget,’ and ‘How UMU is creating and enabling learning for people with special needs,’ respectively.
In his closing remarks, UMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa was optimistic that UMU is yet to produce a team of Journalists that will move and shape this world into the right direction because of the great ideas that they were able to exhibit during their presentations.
“You are full of great ideas and I am sure that you will make good Journalists. You just need to sharpen your sword continuously and be open to learning more,” the VC advised.
Prof. Kyamanywa reminded students that the sky will never be the limit for them in this digital era if they employ ethical standards in everything that they do. He urged them to always write stories about Uganda Martyrs University and be able to take UMU to the World and also bring the World to UMU.
The two weeks training that was conducted between 07th – 11th March 2022 (Online) and 14th – 18th March 2022 (Physical), was facilitated by the Ultimate Media Consult and sponsored by the US Mission Uganda.