DIRECTORATE OF COMMUNICATIONS (DICTCOM)
(…taking gouni to the world)
The world of the 21st Century is one essentially driven by communications. With the significant advancement in information and communications technology and with the significant place it holds in human affairs and its impact on practically every facet of life in recent days, it has become increasingly clear that no real progress can be made in the present world at all fronts, whether as individual or as an organization or corporate body, without robust communications structure.
It is in the light and on the strength of the forgoing that the Directorate of Communications, Godfrey Okoye University, was established in March, 2022 with specific mandates which include:
- The overseeing of the university radios, television, student press offices as well as the Gouni Update.
- Ensuring that the public relations office is functioning well.
- Supervising all university advertisements.
- Advising the Vice Chancellor and the senate on matters of communication.
Redefining the business of communication and media engagements of GO University is the basic vision of our directorate and we are applying ourselves diligently to pursuing that vision. As the world of information and communications continues to evolve, our prospect is to keep track with the fast changing world of Communications and deploy relevant skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure that the feats and exploits of the university get to the world in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
Bringing the general public steadily up to speed with the programmes and activities of Godfrey Okoye University at every turn is our primary goal. We have the responsibility to make concerted efforts in presenting and protecting the beautiful image of the university to the world and facilitating her good relationship with the public.
Departments of the Directorate
The department has three departments which include:
- Gouni Radio
- Public Relations
- Go Update
- GOUNI RADIO 106.9FM
- Brief History:
Gouni Radio 106.9 FM is a department in the directorate of Communications of Godfrey Okoye University. It began test transmission in the third week of August 2014 was later officially commissioned in October of the same year. As a small but quite strategic unit of the university, it is driven and guided by the same philosophy, mission and vision of Godfrey Okoye University.
On the terrestrial, the radio transmits on 106.9 Mhz in the Frequency Modulated (FM) Band and streams live on the internet at www.106.9gouniradio.com/listenlive. The station has a Programme Fixed Point Schedule that reflects its daily broadcasts which commences with morning devotions and reflections presented by His Excellency, Most Rev Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji, the Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu. The station begins its daily broadcast at 6am and closes at 10pm. News accounts for 4.5 percent of the total daily broadcast while produced programmes take up 95.5 percent.
So far since it commenced operations, about 60 students have passed through the tutelage of Gouni Radio as Shadow Student Officers under the Student Work Aid Project of the university. The radio is at the service of the students of Godfrey Okoye University to help them identify and develop their talents and to prepare particularly the students of the department of Mass Communication for the challenges of broadcasting in a technologically-propelled age.
Since its commissioning a little over eight years ago, the station, not minding its status as a community radio, has not only lived up to but has even exceeded expectations which has made it enjoy wide acceptance and listenership across the territories within its reach. In 2016, Gouni Radio won a much coveted award as the best campus radio in the country, barely four years after its commencement of operations,
- Character: The Radio station is the Campus Radio of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu. By its license as a community radio, the station is guided, in its operations by the NBC Code.
GOUNI Radio 106.9FM is NOT a commercial radio station. The station exists as operations outfit and as a result the finances, funding, recruitment and similar administrative functions rest with the Chief Executive- the Vice Chancellor.
- Operations Core Units:
The Engineering Unit is key to the success of our broadcast efforts. The Engineering Unit is headed by a professionally qualified and experienced broadcast engineer, Engineer Emma Onwuka. He brings to bear the wealth of his knowledge and experience in the maintenance of our equipment.
- Production Unit
This unit has two arms – Programme Production and Digital Sound Management. Mr Fidelis Onoh is the Head of the Unit. He applies his wealth of knowledge and experience as a Digital Sound Manager to the handling of both human and equipment resources of the production studio and programme packaging.
- Presentation Unit
Mr Fidelis Onoh is the acting head of this unit pending the appointment of a new head. He trains the OAPs for quality service delivery in the unit.
- News Unit
The News Unit has maintained the tenets of efficient news reporting and delivery under the leadership of Mr. Godwin Umeh. Beyond the coverage of the University community and its activities, the unit reports on human activities, government activities that are non-political broadcasts. We have a Government House Correspondence on beat at the Government House every day. Godwin Umeh applies his wealth of experiences on the job in guiding and training the students in News reporting, editing and packaging. The station also presents a robust sports bulletin and Andrew Nnebedum is OC Sports. He handles all sports programmes – live recordings and presentation. This is his specialty but he also handles In-House training.
Gouni Radio has strong media presence and has handles in all social media platforms.
• Instagram: gouniradio
• Twitter: @GoUniRadio1069
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
The public relations department sees to the relations of Godfrey Okoye University with both the internal and external publics. It is the image maker unit of the university. The department under the headship of Mr Godwin Umeh is making spirited efforts in the salutary duty of presenting an excellent picture of the university to the public by telling her story in a beautiful and most vivid manner. Miss Kosy Eneh who serves as a personal assistant to the Vice Chancellor on media is also a part of this department.
Content/New Media Unit
The content and new media unit sees to the production and editing of all the content that goes into the various online portals of the radio and those of the University in general. Mrs Uchanta Chukwu heads this unit as the Chief Content Editor and Social Media Administrator while Mr. Bright Odo who equally serves in the unit sees to the live streaming of radio programmes and University major events on the social media handles.
Go Update is the University’s News Magazine. It is the print media department of the University’s Directorate of Communications. The magazine is published periodically and usually contains news about the programmes and activities of the university and the progress she has made in various areas of academic and overall development. Reverend Father Benjamin Achi who also doubles as the Station Manager also serves as the Editor of the magazine while Jude Ezike serves as the Editorial Secretary. The duo with the assistance of the News Unit and the Social Media administrator, Mrs Uchanta Chukwu cover events, develop stories, write and co-ordinate feature articles for each edition of the magazine while the University Photographer Osita Okeke serves as the Photo Editor.
Below are members of the Radio Staff capturing their respective unit and designations.
|Engr. Emma Onwuka Perfect Sobechi
|Head of Unit/Principal Engineer Engineer II
|Head of News Unit/University’s P.R.O Reporter/Editor/Govt. House Correspondent
|Chinyere Anieze Nnaemeka Maduakolam
|Acting Head of Unit
|Head of Unit/Senior Sound Manager/Producer Producer/ Asst. Digital Sound Manager
6. Content and New Media
Chief Content Editor/Social Media Administrator
Social Media Administrator II
7. Training Unit
Head of Unit
STUDENT WORK AIDS
|1. Precious Nwobodo 2. Daniel I. Azogu 3. Oluwafemi
Moses Yusuf 4. Deborah F. Ogbonna 5. Mary Nkenna