By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Barring any hitches and in a bid to entrench professionalism as well as teach new media trends in a world combating yellow journalism and fake news, an Institute of Online Journalism (IOJ) will kick off in January 2021 says the Vice Chancellor of the Arthur Jarvis University, Professor Ani Nkang, Thursday in Calabar.
The IOJ is the brainchild of a partnership between the Varsity and the Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ).
Professor Nkang, during an enlarged meeting between the Varsity’s management and ACROJ, said the institution will design the program before then with details concerning admission’s criteria, teaching staff amongst others to be revealed at a later date.
Earlier, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of ACROJ, Agba Jalingo said the meeting, which was a continuation of one from Wednesday was aimed at creating more opportunities for Nigerians who could not get certification for their skill set due to cumbersome processes in the education sector.
Mr. Jalingo had in a statement on Wednesday evening said the IOJ is a “long dream if members of ACROJ,” which he said aimed at “developing capacity” and to, “train manpower for the online media sector which is now leading the pace in our State in particular and around the world.”
The Varsity’s Chancellor, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong expressed the institution’s readiness to broaden the scope of the Institute to cater for the African continent.
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