The International Media Training Center (IMTC) has just rounded off a five-day workshop session on broadcast presentation and production for intending media professionals in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The training, which followed the COVID-19 protocols, hovered around essentials of broadcasting, with special bias for the role of language in radio programme presentation and news writing.
A statement made available to The Ravens by the Media Department of the Center shows that participants were majorly public servants drawn from various government agencies and departments.
According to the statement, “A five-day training in Broadcast presentation and production has just been concluded at the International Media Training Center, Ilorin, Kwara State.
“The training was designed to equip intending media professionals with the essentials of broadcasting, particularly on the role of language in Radio programme presentation and news writing.
“Participants had the opportunity to interact with practitioners on programmes packaging for a variety of public and private events.
“In line with the COVID protocols, participants also had practical sessions on how to use broadcasting to promote government policies and events.
“A number of top public officials drawn from Kwara State Traffic office, KWARTMA, FRSC, The Fire service, The police, and NSDC participated in the training.”
The training also got the support and blessing of high-ranking public officials in the state such as Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Police Force, Kwara Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi; Chief Executive Officer, KWARTMA, Alhaji Y.B Bello and the Chief Fire Officer, Kwara State Command, Mr Waheed I. Yakub.
The visiting dignitaries commended the efforts of the convener of the workshop, Mr Jolaoluwa Afolabi, asserting that such a workshop should be repeated and sustained because the society is in need of media education to address some prevailing ills in the society.
In the end, participants at the workshop were encouraged to put the knowledge they have acquired into practice with diligence and respect for the law and ethics of the profession.