By Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto
A Professor of Communication Analysis, Lai Oso, has instructed extensive funding in reformative training to tackle the spiralling insecurity within the nation.
Talking on the sidelines of the award given to him and assorted lecturers of the 1995 predicament of Affiliation of Mass Communication College students (AMACOS “95), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, over the weekend, Oso, who lectures at the Lagos Shriek College (LASU), attributed the initial festering of the Boko Haram and abduction of students in public schools to lack of true training.
“Precarious and complicated because the security anxiousness within the nation is, reformative training can soundless be former to arrest the anxiousness.
“People which have entry to those who retain the nation by the jugular, within the abduction of students from secondary schools within the northern piece of the nation, must educate the perpetrators on the need for peace,” Oso said.
On the award night where Oso and dilapidated lecturers who taught AMACOS 95, Bidemi Osunbiyi and Matthew Ogunsiji were recognised as piece of the activities to mark their 25th graduation anniversary, Oso added: “No mum or dad will are attempting to send his or her wards to faculty within the kind of precarious anxiousness.”
He contended that the anxiousness would aggravate the already unlucky enrolment within the affected areas.
Oso, who became impressed with the AMACOS 95 alumni, promised on behalf of the recipient that they’d build resources together to enhance infrastructure within the polytechnic.
The Ogun Shriek Commissioner for Data and Strategy, Mr. Waheed Odusile, lamented the lack of pastime by students in pursuing journalism as a profession.
He hinged his commentary on the paltry selection of practitioners of journalism amongst the 1995 alumni of the institution.
“As the Nationwide President of the NUJ before this instruct assignment beckoned, we took census of practising registered journalists within the nation, we were decrease than 50,000. The number hovers around 40,000 plus. Here is now no longer commensurate to the nation’s population of over 200 million of us,” he said.
He reckoned that the nation needs educated journalists larger than ever before within the face of the emergence of citizen-journalist where every android phone provider is a journalist.
Performing Rector of the institution, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, urged assorted alumni to emulate the 1995 predicament, describing the refurbishment of the departmental library as a welcome pattern.