Alumni Donates Over N5million Digital TV Equipment To MAPOLY


 Association of Mass Communication Graduates (AMACOG) of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta 1992 set on Friday donated television station equipment to the broadcasting studio of their alma mater.

Alumni Donates Over N5million Digital TV Equipment To MAPOLY
Alumni Donates Over N5million Digital TV Equipment To MAPOLY

The equipment worth about N5million was donated in commemoration of their 30th graduation anniversary.

AMACOG 92, an alumni association of 1992 graduates of the then Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta, said the equipment is to complement the television studio renovated by the old students.

Presenting the refurbished studio to the Acting Rector of the Polytechnic, the Chairman, AMACOG 92, Mr. Adekunle Adeshina said the donation was to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the old students, many of whom are CEO of media organizations, traditional rulers, clergymen and entrepreneurs.

Adeshina who commended members of the committee for making the "legacy project" a reality, described the gesture as a way of giving back to the department.

The presentation of the renovated studio drew the Acting Rector, MAPOLY, Adeoye Odedeji; the Head of Department, Mass Communication Department, Mr. Lekan Togunwa; and the Olota of Ota, Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege, who is also a member of the association.

Adeshina said, “We can’t allow 30 years of our graduation from the school to pass away unnoticed and uncelebrated. Many of our members have grown in their fields; but don’t forget that they started their tertiary education in this place.

The AMACOG chairman added that the association recognized that such celebration could not be deemed notable without the set giving back to the school through the department.

He noted that the gesture was part of the group's efforts to strengthen the frontiers of knowledge for students who wish to study mass communication.

He maintained that, government should not be saddle alone with the manpower equipment to train the student. 

“In this unique set, we have editors of national newspapers, publishers, general managers of radio and television stations, proprietor of broadcast stations, directors in both state and federal ministries, a first class traditional ruler and many outstanding professionals.

“We have renovated a television studio in the Mass Communication department and installed modern equipment which will aid the impartation of modern education and practical skills in contemporary media practice to the current and future students,” he said.

Also speaking, the Chairman Planning Committee, Prince Femi Adefila said the association has upgraded the television studio from analogue to digital in line with international best standard.

Adefila explained further that, the set has donated three camera set, one teleprompter, a fully equipped PCR to control the studio and improved on the ambience of the studio and set.

He said the refurbished studio is live enabled production which can simultaneously be transmitted on YouTube and Instagram for live streaming.

"The essence is to make the students when graduated to compete favorably with their counterpart. Not less than 5million/has been invested in this project from token of our resources. This is because when we graduated from this school 30years ago, the knowledge garnered paid off for us."

Responding, the Polytechnic Acting Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji expressed happiness over the donation of the equipment and renovation of the studio.

Dr. Odedeji said the donation would greatly enhance the mandate of the Mass Communication department, assuring that the equipment would put to effective use.

His words, "I'm excited today because one of the key requirement in polytechnic education is being made available free of charge to the Polytechnic.

"The Polytechnic education is regarded as hands on education, and that is why it is functional, vocational and technical. What the 92 set donated will greatly enhanced the mandate of the assignment is to implement. 

"By next week, we are expecting the NBTE for accreditation, that is why this donation is timely. 

"It is practically impossible for any government to meet the yearnings and aspiration of its people. The stakeholders are expected to support what government does. All hands must be on deck to raise the standard of education in this country.

"Let me assure you, with this high level of equipment combined with human resources we have at the department, we will successfully give our students the best training in broadcasting industry.

"We are trying to build back a better MAPOLY and what you have done will foster this ambition. This offer has solved so much problems for the institution."

Reacting, the Head, Mass Communication Department, Mr. Lekan Togunwa maintained that the equipment would avail the students knowledge on how to use digital technology in the broadcast industry.

Highly elated Togunwa said the students will be able to relate the lecture room teachings with the practical aspect of the broadcast training for them to raise their shoulders and compete favorably in the digital market.


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