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The Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State College, Professor Onyemachi M.Ogbulu, has tasked journalists on the necessity for thorough investigation of their tales earlier than going to press, as a manner of enthroning professionalism within the discharge of their duties.

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Professor Ogbulu, who gave the cost when the executives of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abia State Council paid him a courtesy go to, congratulated the brand new Comrade Victor Ndukwe-led govt on their profitable election, and urged them to train restraint within the rush to publish destructive tales about authorities, establishments, organizations and people to promote their papers or promote their blogs with out ascertaining the authenticity of the tales.

Citing a current kidnapping incident in Okigwe axis, the place a pupil of ABSU was a sufferer, however subsequently launched by means of immediate intervention of the Governing Authorities, he lamented the wrong and divergent experiences of the incident by totally different newspapers, with out correct investigation, and reminded them that journalists, particularly NUJ, Abia Council are veritable companions in progress, and must also deploy the identical vitality to report the ever growing optimistic improvement within the college.

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The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the college will proceed to take care of cordial relationship with NUJ, particularly in coaching and retraining its members for higher effectivity, and revealed that the Mass Communication Division of the college has now been unbundled to numerous specialised applications that will likely be of nice curiosity to them.

He used the discussion board to name on dad and mom to cease forcing their kids to hunt admission solely in drugs, regulation, nursing, pharmacy, and different over subscribed Skilled programs, however enable them selected programs of their curiosity with comparative benefit of gaining admission, in addition to the place they will correctly develop their God’s given potential.

Talking earlier, the Chairman, NUJ, Comrade Victor Ndukwe, congratulated Ogbulu on his appointment because the eighth substantive Vice Chancellor of the College, and urged him to maintain the usual of educational excellence the College is thought for over time.

He expressed the need of NUJ to associate the College within the coaching and retraining of journalists, and work with the administration to advertise its actions.

In a vote of thanks, the Nationwide Ex-official member representing South East, Ezeogo Bonny Okoro, expressed optimism that the go to will additional solidify the connection between journalists and the College, and thanked the Vice Chancellor and his administration for the nice and cozy reception.

In one other improvement, the Nationwide Orientation Company (NOA) has chosen the Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umudike as one of many establishments the place the Integrity Membership, one in all it’s youth-centred programmes, can be established.

The Abia State Director of the company, Dr. Girl Ngozi Okechukwu, made this recognized on Friday, throughout a go to to the Vice-Chancellor of the College, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe.

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The Director, who was accompanied on the go to by some prime officers of the company, acknowledged that the Integrity Membership was established in keeping with the Nationwide Ethics and Integrity Coverage of the Federal Authorities, which goals to upscale compliance with nationwide ethics and observance of integrity amongst Nigerians.

In keeping with Dr. Okechukwu, the Integrity Membership will assist train the Nigerian youths the virtues of nationwide ethics and enlist them as vanguards of anti-corruption.

Talking additional, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okechukwu, famous that the company has kick-started a Campus Focus programme, which might sort out the myriads of vices current in tertiary establishments within the nation. In keeping with the State Director, the Youth Bulge in Nigeria is a time bomb ready to blow up, a state of affairs which underscores the necessity for the totally different approaches adopted by the Federal Authorities to steer the youths to the trail of productiveness and nationwide improvement.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the guests for coming, describing the efforts of the Nationwide Orientation Company as essential in addressing the social vices which have bedeviled the nation presently.

The VC acknowledged that the youth-centred initiatives are important as a result of Nigerian youth’s standing as a resourceful section of the nation’s inhabitants, assuring the company that it might get all of the assist it must facilitate it’s programmes within the College.

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