English Language Students Advised to take Advantage of New Media
Students of English Language, Covenant University have been advised to take advantage of Social Media and not wait till they graduate before earning money online.
The Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, NewsreelDaily.com, Pastor Seyi Fasugba gave the advice penultimate Tuesday while speaking on “21st Century Graduate of English Language in the Mass Media Industry” at a Town and Gown Interaction organised by the Department of Languages and General Studies of the University.
Pastor Fasugba noted that with their background in English Language, the students are ‘hot cakes’ in the New Media age which is the ICT and Information age. “You are the one to provide the content. Without the content, the computer and other gadgets are nothing. Opportunities are there for you to grab, and your background in English Language makes you hot cakes,” he said.
The Guest Speaker, who had spent over two decades in the print media before launching an online news portal also advised the students to build their capacity by taking media related professional courses, such as the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), among others which would give them advantage in the media.
The Dean, College of Leadership Development Studies, Professor Charles Ogbulogo, in his remarks said one of the objectives of the Interaction was to give the students the opportunity to interact with the professionals in the field who have made success of their career.
Also, the former Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Christopher Awonuga, enjoined the students not to allow intimidation or regret on the choice of the course of study. He said they should know what is good for them and depend on God for direction.
Other participants at the seminar include the Head of Department (HOD), Languages and General Studies, Dr. Samuel Owoeye, the immediate past HOD, Professor Innocent Chiluwa, faculty, staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students of the department.