By Jonathan Ugbal
The management of FAD 93.1 FM in Calabar has announced its intention to embark on the training of students in the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) on broadcasting skills.
The Chief Executive Officer of the broadcasting outfit, Mr. Fidelis Duker disclosed this to CrossRiverWatch shortly after he led a team from the media outfit to the institution recently.
“It is basically our corporate policy of building capacity for the younger generation and we felt such training will also aid the growth of the broadcast sector in Cross River State.
“At the last count we have trained over 60 young aspiring broadcasters and available result has shown that some of them can compete credibly well with some of the best in the sector,” Duker said.
He continued: “Also of importance is our finding that most of these aspiring broadcasters are a bundle of talent and thus laying claim to the large reservoir of talents in the states.
“We are also convinced that these training initiatives will further help the broadcast space in cross with the opening of more broadcast stations and there is need for capacity to build the stations.”
They were received by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Anthony Owan-Enoh.
And, Mr. Duker told Professor Owan-Enoh that a few dozen students of the Varsity have been trained by FAD FM since it began broadcasting about several months ago.
He said the primary purpose of the visit was to intimate the institution of FAD FM’s primary objective of changing people’s perception of issues and giving Cross Riverians a voice of expression. He solicited the support of the institution for the creation of a conducive environment for smooth operation of the station’s activities.
In his remarks, Professor Owan-Enoh commended the strides made by FAD FM by providing training opportunities to several students of the institution’s Mass Communication department which according to him, the Varsity cannot completely pay for.
He sued for synergy between both organisations and pledged that he will work closely with the broadcasting outfit.
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