Association of Mass Communications Graduates,1992 set, has donated a television studio worth over five million naira to the the Department of Mass Communication of the institution.
The donation of the N5 million worth of equipment to the television studio is part of activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of their graduation.
Receiving the equipment, the Rector of the institution, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, described the gesture as timely, saying that the institution is planning to host the officials of the National Board of Technical Education in a few weeks.
“One of the ways to ensure MAPOLY remains the best polytechnic in the country is by encouraging the alumni association members to come back and share in our aspirations for the improvement of the polytechnic and we have started seeing the dividends.
“For example, recently, the alumni members of Marketing donated N80 million Marketing Department to the polytechnic and another set of alumni, AMACOS alumni of the institution, donated a big generator to power the new radio station that we have just commissioned.
“Also today, the AMACOS ’92 alumni association refurbished the TV studio to the Department of Mass Communication.”
This was even as the Chairman, AMACOG 1992 set, Kunle Adeshina, said that the set decided to give back to the institution.
Adeshina explained that the 1992 set raised funds among its members to refurbish the training television studio as its token to advance the practical knowledge of broadcasting.
He added that it would ensure that students who choose to study Mass Communication would henceforth enjoy the benefit of being trained with some of the best and latest high tech equipments that were obtainable in distant locations.
He stated that the state government alone should not be saddled with the task of providing the infrastructure needed to ensure that tertiary institutions not only has the requisite manpower needed to train employable graduates, but that the right facilities were also provided.
Adesina said that the set would also provide after installation training on how to operate and manage the equipment in the new studio.
He however enjoined alumni on the need for old students to play active roles in developing their alma mater.
“We have accomplished set of gentlemen and ladies who have made their marks in various fields of endeavours after graduating from this Department.
“We have them in the media world as CEOs, Publishers, Editors and Line Editors of national dailies.
“We looked at area of deficiency where we could assist with our little might.”
“We realised that the highest concentration of students who applied to the department are for broadcast.
“We now felt if we want to be impactful in terms of touching the department, the school and the public at large, we should do something about the television studio.”