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The Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo was established by the Supra Diocesan Board (West) of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and has its origin in the defunct CMS Training Institution, Abeokuta and the defunct St. Andrews College, Oyo. The University started as CMS Training Institution in Abeokuta in 1853 from where it was relocated to Lagos from 1868 to 1896. In March 1896, it was transplanted to Oyo and acquired the name St. Andres College, Oyo retrospectively in 1920.
In 1977 Government took over the control and administration of all schools in the Federation and with this development the Church of Nigeria was divested of her proprietorship of the college. However, the St. Andrews College Old Boys Association (SACOBA) interest and by extension that of the Church, in the growth and development of St. Andrews did not wane. Thus, in response to SACOBA’s petition, the erstwhile Oyo State Government upgraded the Institution to NCE campus in 1980 and to the full fledged College of Education in 1985.
University of Maiduguri - Department of Mass Communication
Contact : Dr. Umaru A. Pate, Head of Dept. Address : Department of Mass Communication - University of Maiduguri / PMB 1069 Maiduguri Tel. : 00 234 076-23 21 50 ext. 2028 - Fax. : 00 234 076-23 63 14 Email
Created in : 1982 Status : Public Degrees : BA and MA in Mass Communication Prerequisite : 5 credits at "O" level for BA & minimum of 2nd Class Degree for the MA Durée / Duration : 4 years for BA and 2 years for MA
Centre for African Culture and Communication (CESACC)
Contact : Dr. Joseph Oladejo Faniran PhD Address : Catholic Institute of West Africa P.O. Box 499 Port Harcourt Tel. : 234-84-610931 - Fax. : 234-84-612690 Email
Created in : 10/2003 Degrees : MA Pastoral Communication or Development or Development and Peace Communication Prerequisite : The prospective student must have completed a B. A. in philosophy, theology or the humanities with at least a Second Class Upper
Courses : CESACC offers a two-year programme that leads to the award of an MA in either Pastoral Communication or Development and Peace Communication. Courses covered the basic issues in the science of human communication, pastoral communication, development, conflict and peace management along with the production courses in journalism, radio, television, and video.
There is a plan to organise such short term courses not only for working journalists but those working in the service areas of the Church’s apostolate. These include youth, women, justice, peace and development and the local NGOs working in rural development.
Media Service Centre (MSC)
Contact : Fr. Victor Yakubu, Director General Address : Independence Way P.O. Box 200 Kaduna Tel. : +234-62 244 229 / Fax. : +234.62.244 229
Created in : 1967
Preference will be given to students sponsored or recommended by a radio station, a similar type of institution or an NGO although all students are welcome to apply.
LONG COURSES: 1. Radio Presentation; 2. Basic and Advanced Writing and Producing for Radio; 3. Radio News and Actuality; 4. Basic and Advanced Radio Management; 5. Using Radio for Education and Development; 6. Dramatization of Information; 7. Programme Management;8. Media Ethics; 9. Modern Broadcast Technologies.
SHORT COURSES: These courses will be presented occasionally and upon demand: Radio Marketing; Radio Sales; Basic Script writing for Film and Television; Radio Journalism; Technical Skills for Repairing PSU’s; etc (see website)
Duration : one year // modules from a few days to a few weeks
The Media Service Centre, Kaduna offers formal courses in broadcasting. This means that students attend lectures and hands-on demonstrations in the lecture rooms and then apply this knowledge in the training studio. Lecturers and trainers are either all experienced working broadcasters or international consultants with a wide range of experience in public broadcasting and community and commercial radio stations. MSC Kaduna collaborates with Radio Nederlands Training Centre, Hilversum, Holland, BBC World Service Training and Deutsche Welle Radio Training Centre, Koln, Germany in the provision of specialised training for local broadcast stations. In addition the MSC collaborates with Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA to offer post-graduate courses.
Jigawa ICT Institute
The Jigawa state Institute of Information Technology, Kazaure is set to receive full accreditation for all its courses and programmes as arrangements are in top gear to receive the officials of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for resource inspection.
Executive Director of the Institute, Mr. George Kong Kazaure, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists, said the resource inspection was the final stage, which is expected to lead to full accreditation.
The institute is an affiliate of two Universities in the United Kingdom and its certificates are well recognised internationally.
The Kazaure Institute which has so far graduated about 5, 000, was established in 2000 has been offering Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. It started its B. Sc. programme in Information Technology, recently.
- Makau Polaris
Makau-Polaris is an information technology training institution which has opened its doors to students and other professionals in Lagos in 2008. Designed to be the first of its kind in Nigeria, the institute, with fully installed array of state-of-the-art IT equipment, admits both first level students and highly skilled professionals for its wide range of courses. The school, which has over 150 training slots, according to the design, is the first of such to offer a truly e-learning facility in Nigeria. Its first office was opened to customers at Isolo, Lagos, recently. The pace of completing a chosen course would depend largely on how much time an individual chose to put into studies, adding that the flexibility of the programmes allowed the individual to choose what was best for him. With a strategy, which focused mainly on IT training, the company was positioning itself as a leading provider of IT education and certification in Nigeria. Banking on its array of courses, which covers areas as wide as leadership development through sales empowerment, down to professional IT courses and basic computer appreciation, Makau Polaris is promising that new knowledge could be used in dealing with the trainees? everyday life situations. Workshops could be requested by organizations wishing to train their employees from Makau Polaris. All these come with the full complement of IT training materials. With its unique delivery of comprehensive IT education, covering several fields, the company, analysts believe, is the training provider for corporate organisations desiring to understand how new technologies are best applied to real life situations for better efficiency and maximum productivity.
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