Borno Radio TV, Varsity partner to train students in journalism
By Babagana Wakil, Maiduguri
The Borno State University and the state Radio Television (BRTV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the training of BOSU students in the field of journalism.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Umar Kyari Sandabe and the General Manager of BRTV, Adamu Isa Abadam reached the agreement when management staff of Borno State University paid the GM curtesy call.
The memorandum allows the university to send students of the department of Mass Communication for training in BRTV which has one of the best modern television and radio broadcasting studios and equipment in the sub region.
Prof. Sandabe said that BRTV has a world class studio with facilities that depicts the wonders of modern age technology frim which the students of mass communication students will benefit from it.
He added that BOSU will not afford to graduate students who cannot contribute to the development of the society, most especially in the field of media and communication, which is one of the first courses to be approved by the NUC in 2016 when BOSU was given license to operate because of its relevance in the development of any society.
Prof. Sandabe said the memorandum is necessary to address seeming challenges confronting BOSU in the area of broadcasting studio, equipment and facilities, which BRTV can readily provide and will enhance the status of the university during accreditation by the NUC.
The VC appreciated efforts of BRTV in giving BOSU wide coverage which has helped in projecting the university to the world and creating good reputation for the university.
On his part, Abadam thanked the VC BOSU for finding BRTV worthy of the task that would contribute to the benefits of the two organizations.
He said the MoU is a welcome idea and BRTV will collaborate with BOSU in areas of equipment and the training of BOSU students by staff of BRTV on the basic of modern day journalism.
Abadam disclosed that BRTV is currently transmitting on four channels and has about 72 programmes on radio comprises of over five languages, and 52 programmes on the television which is been viewed all over the world.
He disclosed that BRTV was named the best station in the North East region in the year 2021 because of its professionalism and production of contents for its audiences.
He added that BRVT has the mandate of educating its audience and has been doing so with her numerous educational programmes in key subjects like English Mathematics and basic sciences even during Covid 19 Pandemic.
The GM appealed for slots at the Mass communication Department of BOSU for the training of BRTV staff. Mal. Adamu Isa Abadam then took his visitor on a facility tour of the studios and training rooms in the organization.