The NIJ produces 922 graduates as chairman of the Harps Council on Ethics

Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) Board Chairman Ogba, Lagos Chief Olusegun Osoba said the institute which has proven itself over the past five decades in producing competent staff and Quality in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, among others, is being developed to become an effective finishing school in training experts in mass communication.

The former governor of Ogun State, who was represented by the vice-president of the council, Mr. Ray Ekpu, revealed it during the sixth convocation of the institute, which also culminated in the activities noting its 50th anniversary, where a total of 922 students received the scrolls. for obtaining the National Diploma, Higher Diploma,

Graduate diploma and certificate. Osoba, however, noted that the NIJ is aiming for a higher plinth to operate and provide quality service, stating: “It is our ambition and our desire to grow this institution in the years to become an incomparably finishing school. mass efficient. Communication.

To reach this threshold, we will need the support of our partners and stakeholders. Their support has been invaluable. We thank them very much.

The Chairman of the Board added, “Today we are awarding diplomas and certificates to 922 graduate students, who have excelled and found worthy of learning and character. We have just acquired a license for our radio shows. Before long, our radio shows will dominate the airwaves of our immediate community. “

Thus, he urged graduate students to be aware of the difference between school and professional life, noting that “in the United States this ceremony is called the Beginning.

It means the end of formal schooling and the start of working life. The world of work is different from the environment in which you have lived and studied in recent years.

“If you work in the newsroom, you’ll find it’s different from the classroom. You may have been absent from class without being punished, but if you take time off work without permission, you cannot escape the punishment ”,

Osoba added. Meanwhile, the provost, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, noted that the ceremony was to celebrate the realization of the dream of the NIJ – 50 golden years later. “We salute our founding fathers, who, through their sacrifices and commitment, supported the dream.

Noteworthy are the former Presidents of the Board of Governors, from Alhaji Lateef Jakande to Aremo Olusegun Osoba, who was the Chairman of the Board 32 years ago and is now back in the saddle as Chairman to help lead the institution’s ship to the promised land; the late Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, who carried out reformatting, licensing and accreditation of the institution for national and higher national diploma programs, among others, ”he said.

In addition, the provost said that the goal of the NIJ leadership is to make it the last bus stop for professionals in journalism, media and the communications industry.


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