UNILAG gets TV operation license

University of Lagos, UNILAG has gotten operational license by Federal Government to operate a television station on campus.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe who disclosed this yesterday during the pre-convocation press conference held at its Senate Chamber.

While lauding the Presidency for approving the issuance of license to operate television station on campus, he said: “We are keen to redefine campus-based broadcasting with this initiative, while giving our students a rewarding experience and grooming an exemplary crop of Mass Communication students.

“Our profound gratitude go to the Presidency for approving the issuance of a television license to the University, making us the first university in Nigeria to have a licensed campus television station.

“We thank the Presidential Media team as well as the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, for their efforts in making this a reality.

For the convocation lecture, Ogundipe noted that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, an alumnus of UNILAG will deliver the lecture on ”Inclusion: The path to a new Nation” under the chairmanship of Professor Anya O. Anya.

”The investiture ceremony will be held just before the Convocation Lecture at the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium,” he added.

Meanwhile, he said that five academics who have rendered meritorious services to the community and the nation in their various fields and areas of expertise shall be conferred with honour of Emeritus Professor.

According to him, ”Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Research), Professor Mabel Modupe Ogunlesi, Professor Herbert A.B.Coker, from Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Professor Ayodeji A. Olukoju from the Department of History and Strategic Studies, Professor Taiwo A.I. Osipitan from Department of Public Law and Professor Onatolu Odukoya from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology/Biology shall be conferred with the honour of Emeritus Professorship for rendering meritorious services to the community and the nation in their various fields and areas of expertise.”