Tuesday, 8 August 2017

ACJ OAU Inducts New Members In 3-Day Event

The Association of Campus Journalists inducted her new members between 3rd to 5th August 2017. The 3-in-1 program which was organized mainly for the new members of the association had several events for the inductees.

The induction ceremony was pivoted towards inducting the newly registered members and to create another opportunity  for old members to get together

The inter-faculty debate which was slated for the 3rd of August served as the inception of what the ceremony. The debate which started at some minutes to 12:00pm was held at faculty of Education Board room. Two faculties came around for the debate with two representatives each. This was presumed to be as a result of tight schedules of the last week lectures. The two faculties present were the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science.

The program was graced by lecturers from departments like Botany, English, and even the Faculty of Education amongst others. The topic which had been given to the participants earlier was; Scrapping of PUTME: a catholicon to Nigerian institution entrance examination malpractice.  lecturers present served as the panelists. At the end of the debate, the representatives from faculty of Education won with a considerable margin. The program ended with photo session with the panelists, debaters, executives, EICs and the general audience.

        On Thursday 4th of August, There was the pre-induction lecture and Film show at Admin Extension Building. The pre-induction lecture started around some minutes past 4:00pm with just the new members on seat. The lecture as presented by Mr Olufemi Alfred Olusegun of OAU KILONSHELE lasted for about 45minutes and the film show started almost immediately. There was a big turnout of members both the old and the new members as the movies were been shown. One of the movies that was shown was the very old but intriguing movie titled "Koroba Koroba" where numerous famous Yoruba actors entertained and cracked the ribs of the viewers.
       In its finale on Saturday 5th of August, there was the induction proper and it started around noon. The program which was anchored by Mr Abiodun Adekanmi, started with prayer and a short speech about the Association of Campus Journalists by Mr Olufemi Alfred Olusegun. There was a short speech by the President which was followed immediately by an interactive session.
The second lecture was delivered by Mr Omole Isaac, an undergraduate student of the Faculty of Law. He spoke extensively on campus journalism; stating what journalism deals with and the relevance of campus journalism. He also spoke on the benefits of journalism and the benefits of being a campus journalist.

The following lecture was delivered by Mr Sodiq Oyeleke, former president of NASELS OAU and correspondent of Punch Nigeria. He spoke broadly on the ethics of journalism and emphasized the effects of overlooking little things that could get one into trouble if care is not taken. He also talked about fairness and accuracy and advised the new inductees not to lose friendship because of profession and that his first rule of journalism is not to report one’s home. He rounded up by listing the qualities of a good journalist.

The last lecture was given by the former General Secretary of the Association, Miss Adebayo Faith, she commended the improvements on ACJ. The program ended at about 3:30pm on Saturday.

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