By Ifeanyi Okali
LAGOS – The Director National Broadcast Academy, Engr. Ajibola Abiola has revealed that plans are ongoing to incorporate digital technology into the curriculum of the Academy.
He stated this on Tuesday in a chat with ABN TV shortly after a workshop on DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP he facilitated for the basic course participants of the Institute.
He said the inclusion of digital technology in all departments of the Academy will get students ready for self-reliance upon completion of their courses in the 9-weeks training.
Abiola stated that digital technology has the capacity to create jobs and business opportunities especially in this era of new media.
“The digital space is so massive that business and working opportunities abound. That is why I want out students to take advantage of that space” he said.
He said the media plays a very crucial role in the society, describing it as the fourth estate of the realm.
While expressing regret that the country is the way it is today as a result of the inability of the media to play its roles, he emphasised that there is need for everyone to take advantage of the digital space to do a lot of corrective surgeries that will help in nation building.
He insisted that digital technology is on standby to help in driving the a new era of robust output in online radio, television and print media.
Abiola encouraged the students of the Institute to make optimum use of the knowledge the workshop offered them to start thinking entrepreneurship, insisting that the white collar jobs are no more there.
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