NIJ assures quality education, convocates 922 students

He urged the graduates to be cautious of the difference between school and work life.
The Nigerian Institute of Journalism sixth convocation
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The Nigerian Institute of Journalism has celebrated its 50th anniversary and 6th convocation.

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Chief Olusegun Osoba, noted that efforts are being made to elevate the institute to a proficient finishing school in the training of Mass Communication practitioners.

Osoba on Tuesday disclosed at the sixth convocation and 50th anniversary of NIJ, stating that the institution had proven its mettle in the last five decades by producing qualified personnel in journalism and advertising/ public relations, among others.

He disclosed that NIJ awarded diplomas and certificates to 922 graduates who had excelled in learning and in character.

“It is our desire to grow this institution in the years to come into an incomparably efficient finishing school in matters of mass communication. To achieve this threshold we will need the support of our partners and stakeholders.

“We have just acquired a licence for our radio station. Before long, our radio broadcasts will rule the airwaves of our immediate community,” he said.

He urged the graduates to be cautious of the difference between school and work life.

“The world of work is different from the setting in which you have lived and studied for the past years.

“If you work in the newsroom you will find that it is different from the classroom. You may have been absent from classes without being punished but if you are absent from work without permission you may not escape punishment,” he stated.

The Provost of the institution, Mr Gbenga Adefaye, said, “We salute our founding fathers, who through their sacrifices and commitment have sustained the dream. Worthy of note are past chairmen of the Governing Council – from Alhaji Lateef Jakande to Aremo Olusegun Osoba, who was the chairman of the council 32 years ago and today is back in the saddle as the chairman to help steer the ship of the institution to the promised land; the late Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, who did the reformatting, licencing and accreditation of the institution for National and Higher National Diploma programmes, amongst others,” the provost said.

NAN

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