University of Lagos (UNILAG) is breaking new grounds.

With a radio station already established since 1982, the latest development will be a record for the institution.

Mass Communication students who are passionate about the screen can now have the opportunity to horn their talent in broadcasting.

All thanks to Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari who approved the TV license for UNILAG.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the TV station would completely alter the communication style in the university, and enhance its visibility across the continent.

Head of UNILAG Mass Communication Department, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, said the approval of the TV station further confirmed the president’s position on promoting free press and unhindered access to information that promotes development.

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“It is now on record that the present administration signed the first campus TV license and we remain deeply grateful to the President.

“The university is a brand. We want the university to be the research hub in Africa, and we are working towards being among the best three in the entire continent,’’ the vice chancellor added.

Akinfeleye said it took the university 25 years to get the first campus radio station license, but the TV station license was processed in three years.

“It is interesting that President Buhari signed the first TV station license for a university. We will use the TV station for pedagogical purity of education,’’ he said.

Apart from the TV station, Ogundipe noted that the Federal Government’s Independent Power Plant to improve electricity was already ongoing, while the NEEDS assessment fund for training of academic staff had already been received.

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