Tanikem College visits The Guardian, calls for improved relationship with media
Tanikem College, Ago, Lagos has called for improved relationship between the media and other sectors. The School said this, when 65 students of the Arts Student Association (ASA) alongside three of their teachers paid a courtesy visit to The Guardian’s corporate head-office at Rutam House, to learn about different stages and processes involved in newspaper production.
Kate Macham, the Civic and Social Studies teacher, who spoke on behalf of the school said: “We decided that students in the Arts department, who are aspiring to be journalists, news writers, actresses and everything within and outside the media world, should have a first-hand experience of journalism. We thought that The Guardian is a good place to explore ideas, where they can see different things, since it has to do with news and press.
“And going round the various departments, I am satisfied and know that we are in the right place. Even the personnel have been enthusiastic in showing us around, explaining every little detail of production process, and I think the students have learnt a lot.
“The world has gone past just learning in the classroom, and my advice to students is that education is not about just sitting in the classroom to learn. It also involves going around and learning what is actually happening out there, especially in their chosen fields of endeavour. They won’t just be learning the theoretical aspect, but also the practical aspect.”
Uzo Chidera Precious, the head girl said: “I have learnt how newspapers and magazines are produced, the process and stages involved. I learnt that newspapers production is beyond ordinary printing, just like I learnt about the different types of ink that can be used, especially for the colour pages. It is a very good experience; I never knew it would be this exciting.
“I now know journalism is a profession because you have to be educated and creative, as well as be courageous to do it successfully. But if you have the ability to do it, then go for it. Do not hide your talent.”
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