Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, in collaboration with Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra Council, has commenced a professional diploma in journalism programme for unqualified journalists, at the institution.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Awka, Prof. Stella Okunna, the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of the university, said more than 70 journalists applied for the programme.
Okunna, a professor of Mass Communication, said 38 applicants had been offered admission in the first batch of the 18 months programme.
“There has always been an anxiety in the profession where people say it is an all comers affair; for the profession of journalism to measure up with other professions, qualification is a key thing.
“The programme is expected to help bridge the gap; it is a form of empowerment for people who are…
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