As part of efforts to build the capacity of Nigerian journalists and help them adapt to changes in the constantly evolving media space, MTN Nigeria and Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) Wednesday, April 27, launched a course for them.
The MTN Media Innovation Programme (MTN MIP) by PAU’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is a six-month, fully funded fellowship designed to support the sustainable development of the nation’s changing media scene.
A statement jointly issued by MTN and PAU disclosed that the course is open to media practitioners across the spectrum, including print, electronic, online platforms and social media content creators.
They added that it will give 20 successful applicants a greater understanding of Nigeria’s technology sector and the nexus between media and technology.
The MTN Media Innovation Programme will also leave participants better able to adapt to changing realities as fellows will also have access to professional resources and mentorship from the SMC faculty.
“We are driven by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected world and are driving accelerated growth by leading digital solutions for Nigeria’s progress. Against this backdrop, the media landscape changes at remarkable speeds, boosted by new technologies. Thus, it is only fitting that we support developments in the Nigerian media space with our infrastructure and enable capacity building initiatives to enable innovation in media practice.
“It’s a delight to partner with the Pan-Atlantic University, who, through their expertise, have contributed to the professional development of the media industry, not only in Nigeria but across Africa,” Karl Toriola, CEO, MTN Nigeria, noted during the launch.
“The School of Media and Communication was established to train professionals who will uphold the highest intellectual, ethical and professional values that promote creativity, critical knowledge, social responsibility and the spirit of enterprise. The MTN Media Innovation Programme could not have come at a better time for Nigerian media practitioners to imbibe these pertinent values,” Professor Enase Okonedo, Vice-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, added.
Interested media practitioners can visit https://smc.edu.ng/mtnmip/ to apply for the fully sponsored course.