NPC partners NUC to review curriculum of journalism education

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

  Nigerian Press Council (NPC), and the UNDP Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project is partnering the National University Commission (NUC) to review the curriculum of journalism in Nigeria.

council made this known in a statement signed on Friday in Abuja by Mr Bayo Atoyebi, the Executive Secretary of NPC.

statement said the objective was to build the capacity of the prospective journalism students to develop critical perspective in advocacy and agenda setting role of the media.

“ It is also to galvanise development and values of democratic institutions,’’ it stated.

statement noted that it would develop the capacity of the print in reporting with a knowledge base of the various arms of governance.

It would also promote values of transparency, accountability and political integrity.

statement said a group discussion on the inclusion of democratic governance issues in the model curriculum guidelines for improved journalism in Nigeria would on October 30 in Abuja.