Mary Owolabi, a student of Covenant University (CU), has won the gold medal at the 2023 edition of the competition organised by the Future Creative Leader Academy (FCLA).
The initiative, which featured competitions, seminars, and workshops, is designed for students in universities and other tertiary institutions across the country.
It provides a platform for intensive learning, discovering talents, as well as inspiring and immersing hopeful professionals into the world of advertising and marketing communications.
This year’s edition of the programme started in March while the grand finale took place on May 10.
In a statement on Sunday, the organisers said the contest featured several institutions such as the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University (LASU), University of Ibadan (UI), University of Ilorin, and Pan-Atlantic University.
Others are Ajayi Crowther University, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Fountain University, and Lagos State University of Science and Technology.
The statement added that the students were asked to create a powerful intervention idea on behalf of “Creating a Better Africa” to sustain attention on the plight of people living in the flood-prone regions of the country.
Ayomide Akinnugba, a student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), clinched the silver medal while Joshua Popoola from UI snagged the bronze medal.
Kehinde Oyesom, a lecturer from Covenant University, also won the ‘FCLA Lecturer of Year 2023’ category for supervising the overall winning student.
In the same vein, Covenant University won the ‘FCLA Best School of the Year 2023’ category.
The winners were unveiled at the Pitcher Awards ceremony on May 20 at the MUSON Centre in Lagos.
This is not the first time Covenant University will be dominating the award categories.
In 2020, Ayobami Olajide, a student of the institution, clinched the gold medal while the varsity also won the best school of the year.