Nigerian Lecturers Shine in S’Africa


Two lecturers from the department of Mass Communication, Lagos State Polytechnic who represented Nigeria in Knight Multimedia Workshop at the Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa made Nigeria proud by emerging winners in a competition on “Multinmedia Reporting Using a Mobile Phone.”
The workshop was organised and sponsored by the Knight Centre for International Media, University of Miami, Florida, United States of America.
The workshop drew participants from various African countries such as South Africa, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda and Cameroon.
Issues related to journalism, news media and other critical matters in Highway Africa Conference which over 500 delegates from Africa participated as well as the OSIWA/UNESCO workshop on how to use new media such as the internet and mobile phone to practice and teach journalism.
The Head, Mass Communication Department of LASPOTECH, Mr. Mudathir Ganiyu, with his Kenyan Counterpart, a Public Relations and Advertising lecturer and Mr. Steven Adeseoye with his South African Partner emerged first and second writers of the best story and report on multimedia.
Knight Multimedia workshop, centred on the effective use of multimedia platform –audio, video, photographs, slides, text to report the world’s most under reported issues via the internet to encourage them impart what they have learnt to their students who expected to begin contributing multimedia stories and reports on their communities to a website to be created by the Knight centre for International Media.
Ganiyu said for LASPOTECH students to compete favourably with their counterparts and experience the new world of journalism there was need for the management to provide a server and 20 additional computers in the department’s newsroom to teach students what they have learnt at the Rhodes University, South Africa.