Media Practicals: Poly’Ibadan Takes A Lead—By Toheeb A. Babalola


Nigerian government took a bold step in the 1970’s/80’s by enabling an environment for the creature of Polytechnics which was geared towards technology in various strata of the economy. Through the establishment of Polytechnics within the federation, new development in food production, engineering, broadcast production (manpower in both radio and television), textile industry, Automobile industry, Electronic etc was realized.

Polytechnic education brings about self development in terms of technological prowess for students to be able to think and develop the needs of their immediate society and proffer solutions instead of the social vices that permeate the society. This will make the government to concentrate more on the empowerment of the youths in all tertairy institutions both in the University system where research is the main focus and the Polytechnic system where technology should be their main focus.

When we are talking about top Polytechnics in Nigeria, one cannot deny the fact The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has taken one of the chief seats in the hierarchy. The institution is never tired to invent new things and ideas in her proposed programmes for the betterment of her students and potential ones. These new innovations of hers make her leapfrog other tertiary institutions.

The department of Mass Communication has been one of the departments that push the institution to achieve her missions and to pursue her visions. Department of Mass Communication makes the motto of the institution, ISE LOOGUN ISE (Work is an antidote to poverty) comes alive by empowering her students in modern practicals.

Recently, through her lecturers, Mr. Olusoji Olatunji and Mr. Olawale Olagoke , the department of Mass Communication showcased her technological stall and televised live programmes from a classroom where students were made to exhume their technological prowess via the modern equipments supplied by the Oyo State Government and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

The intensive interview was conducted for the Registrar of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Mrs. Modupe Theresa Fawale (FNIM) right in the four walls of a classroom bringing the television studio into the classroom for other students at the lower rung of the Polytechnic echelon to see their technological prowess in terms of fixing these equipments outside studio.

This laudable programme was greatly commended by the Registrar, who shed more light on the topic “Effect of malnutrition on intellectual development” anchored by Ogunyemi Akinbusayo, Akinkunmi Badmus, Chiodioke Hope and Akinpelu Alice and as a mother giving them moral lesson. While commending their two lecturers, Mr. Olusoji Olatunji and Mr. Olawale Olagoke, she said such outside practicals should be from time to time in order to engage the brain of our youths and not to be thinking of nefarious activities that will jeopardized their future and also bring the name of the institution to mud. Students displayed their technological broadcast and oratorical skills during the session.

The following were students behind the success of the live broadcast: Adewoyin Adebayo, Temola Olukayode Michael, Akinkunmi Badmus, Obiajuruni Deborah, Ebhojiare Mary, Umesi Celine, Waheed Basirat, Ofosun Perpetual, Odunlade Pelumi, Oni Esther, Jinadu Abiola, OFor Kelvin, Abomope Oluwatosin, Adetokunbo Taiwo, Aniwura Motunrayo, Oyegbori Hassan, Badmus Aishat, Ojo Timilehin, Ajibola Sodik, Abayomi Mudirat, Akinfosile Omolara, Adedokun Oluwasegun, Akere Aliu, Omoleye Lekan, OFor Kelvin, Owoyele Motunrayo, Oliyide Amos and Azeez Kehinde, Ojeniyi Olabode, Abayomi Olabami,Akinfosile Adebayo.


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