By Able Winnard
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Cross River State chapter has paid a warm visit to the faculty of Communication Technology, University of Cross River State, to foster a healthy collaboration with the varsity.
NIPR was established in 1963. The body attained the status of a Chartered Institute in June 1990 through Decree No. 16 (now an Act of the National Assembly) from which it derives the power and responsibility to register members, set parameters of knowledge to acquire to qualify to practice, regulate the practice and development of the Public Relations Profession as well as monitor professional conducts through an established Code of Ethics, amongst others.
With the mission to provide a professional structure for the practice of public relations, it also aims to enhance the image of public relations in Nigeria.
During the visit to UNICROSS, the NIPR Chairman, Cross River State chapter, Ben Okache intimated the Faculty – Dean, staff, and students about the profession and why there is need to be a member.
Pouring a heart of gratitude, the Dean of the Faculty Professor Jacob Agba lauded the State NIPR for extending a hand of fellowship to the school, faculty, and students, adding that it is important to build the image of the school, State and nation at large.
The points of the visit were interactions and group photographs.