By Dennis Agbo
NSUKKA—Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Prof Benjamin Ozumba has praised Vanguard Newspaper for its objectivity and accurate report of events, saying that it has helped in training mass communication students of the university.
Ozumba spoke through the Director of Planning of the university, Prof Micha Osilike, when he received the Vanguard team in his office at Nsukka.
He said Vanguard has remained one of the best platforms in uplifting Nigeria’s readership quest, pointing out that the university was desirous of maintaining the excellent relationship between the citadel of learning and the newspaper.
“Vanguard is one of the well-known newspapers in Nigeria for its accurate information. It is a serious media and there is nothing we will not do to further cement the partnership. We will ensure that the good relationship is maintained,” Ozumba said.
Also, the Head, Mass Communication Department of the university, Dr Ifeanyi Anorue, said Vanguard had been very useful to the university as most students preferred to go to the newspaper for their internship.
“Most of our students go to Vanguard for their internships and they do well when they come back, so, we have been partners in progress and we are happy for that ,” Anorue said.
In his speech, Vanguard Regional Editor, South East, Mr Emeka Mamah, who led the team told the authorities of the UNN that the visit was aimed at renewing the partnership between the university and Vanguard newspapers.
Mamah noted that a good number of the editorial and other staff of the newspaper were products of the university and extolled the efforts of both the lecturers and management of the Nigeria’s first indigenous university in producing high skilled manpower in most fields of human endeavour.