Veterans and young media professionals, last Thursday, converged on
the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for this year’s edition of
Communicators for Christ Fellowship (CFC) academic summit. The event,
which was held in the main auditorium, had the theme: The digital age media: A marriage of skills opportunities and technology.

It featured panel of discussion on pressing media issues, drama, award presentation and exhibition.

CFC President, Ayomide Ekerin, said the event was aimed at keeping
students abreast of development in the media. He said the summit would
enable participants to learn the workings of the digital media.

The keynote speaker, Mr Kola Oyeyemi, who spoke on the theme, said
there had been gradual shift from traditional media to digital media,
saying media convergence was growing with the development of social
media.

He said: “Eighty-five per cent of communication done globally is done
via mobile phones. By 2020, the major means of communication will be
mobile devices. The platforms are changing every day. Students must
begin to think out of the box and break new grounds. You must possess
the requisite skills to tap into the available opportunities in the
digital media age.”

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Rahmon Bello, represented by the Dean,
Students’ Affairs, Prof Tunde Babawale, commended the students for
organising the summit, noting that it would help students to acquire
modern skills of communication.

The Head of Mass Communication Department, Dr Abigail
Ogwezzy-Ndisika, said the department understood the dynamism of the
media world, which was why it initiated programmes to help students
acquire skills they would not learn in classroom.

The panel of discussion, which was moderated by Fola Afolayan of 99.3 Nigeria Info, had Mrs Olabisi Deji-Folutile, Saturday Punch Editor, Chude Jideonwo, Chief Executive Officer of Red Media Africa and Mr Yomi Badejo of CMC Connect.

Others are Managing Director of Noah’s Ark Communications, Lanre
Adisa and Deputy Director Programmes at Television Continental, Mrs.
Morayo Afolabi-Brown.

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The fellowship presented distinguished personality award to some of
the facilitators. Participants were also presented certificates of
attendance.

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A participant, Kafilah Jimoh, 100-Level Mass Communication, said she
the summit afforded her to learn new techniques in digital photography
session.

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