The Department of Mass Communication Nasarawa State University, Keffi, is set to blaze the airwaves soon as it has acquired a Campus Radio Broadcast License from the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC.
This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed when he received the award letter in his office on Monday 20th February 2023.
Professor Suleiman while congratulating the Department of Mass Communication on this feat which commenced in 2018 described the occasion as historic, noting that radio is a critical means for teaching and research with multifaceted functions.
The Vice-Chancellor tasked the Head of the Department to ensure quality programming to make the station the best of its kind within Keffi and its environs stressing that the equipment needed to achieve the task should be forwarded to his office for consideration. He further tasked the Head of the Department to commence preparation for the acquisition of a Television License for the University.
In his remark, the Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Professor Muhammad S. Rabiu thanked the University management under the leadership of Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed for this gigantic endeavor, noting that the broadcast license will enable the station to transmit within the campus and other coverage areas.
Professor Rabiu who said the radio station will be used in the training of Mass Communication students and also for distance learning expressed his determination to commence transmission as soon as all groundwork and logistics have been taken care of, stating that he has already forwarded a list of the required equipment needed to enable the station to start transmission for management consideration.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, Professor Haruna Kuje Ayuba, accompanied by the Information and Protocol Officer Mr. Abraham Habu Ekpo, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Mallam Yakubu Mohammed Salisu were at the NBC headquarters on Friday 17th February 2023 to receive the award letter on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.
Present at the presentation ceremony were the Principal Officers of the University, the Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Abdullahi S Modibbo, the Dean of, the Faculty of Social Science, Professor Theophilus Lagi, and some staff of the Department of Mass Communication.