The Bayero University, Kano (BUK), with the support of MacArthur Foundation, has established a multi studio digital radio station as part of efforts to enhance the studies of mass communication in the university.
The vice chancellor of the university, prof. Mohammed Yahuza, disclosed this at a workshop on experience sharing in investigative journalism held at the permanent site of the university in Kano on Thursday.
The workshop was organised by the Faculty of Communication, Bayero university Kano, to exchange ideas among veteran journalists as well as to inspire students and journalists to engage in investigative journalism.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN), reports that the Vice Chancellor of the university was represented by the VC (Academics), Prof. Adamu Idris-Sambo.
He said with the grant, the university had been able to set up a 150 computer laboratory, gave scholarship to about 100 undergraduates and postgraduate students as well as support a number of knowledge enhancement activities.
According to him, the grant has also helped the university to review and unbundle the national mass communication curriculum which will change the face and process of communication studies in the country.
“This will ensure that what the university offers align with global dynamics in ICTs as well as the changing realities in the country,” the vice chancellor said.
He said the workshop was one of the significant professional engagements designed to improve the quality of journalism training in the university.
He maintained that the university would continue to welcome professionals in order to add value to the quality of training in the university.
Earlier, the Dean, school of postgraduate studies, Prof. Umaru Pate,said the workshop was designed to exchange ideas and share experience on investigative journalism with veteran journalists and professional journalists.
“The event which is one of the series of capacity enhancement activities in the faculty was aimed at sharing experiences by professional journalists, scholars and students of journalism,” he said.
NAN reports that the event was attended by veteran journalists including the multiple award winning and undercover Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and lecturers of mass communication from various universities in the country.(NAN)
Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Abdullahi Yusuf
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