The Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Nigeria’s Premier Monotechnic in Mass Communication, will throughout the week hold its annual students’ week for the year 2018 tagged “Light Up”.
The event which is organized by the Students’ Representative Council, will take place from Monday, May 7 to 12 at the school campus located at No. 8-14, Ijaiye Road, Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria.
On Thursday, May 3, the students created awareness for the forthcoming annual students’ week of the institute.
The students in their hundreds conducted community service in Ogba community in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city and also advocated against child abuse, rape and other sexual harassment.
The awareness walk and community service were part of the activities lined up for the pre-students’ week by the organizers of the institute’s most anticipated event of the year.
Though the norm has always been to attend the main event which is the students’ week, however, the organizers of this year’s event, decided to line up activities and tagged it “pre-students week” to create awareness for the one week programme.
After the “pre-students week” which ended on Saturday, May 5, with a bonfire camp, the students’ week is set to kick off on Monday, May 7 with Nigerian musicians, Small Doctor, Base One, Surgarboy, Yonda and other top Nigerian artistes expected to perform while Bolaji Okusaga, managing director of Precise (Reputation management company), will address students on Wednesday, May 9 which is the Professional Day.
Speaking on the forthcoming event, Chairman of the Students’ Representative Council, organizers of the NIJ students’ week, Richard Robert, said his team is fully prepared for the event, noting that the school has been supportive but not to the extent the students’ week committee had envisaged.
On the other hand, the Chairperson of the week, Olubunmi Awolusi, assured the students that the organizing committee of the week has been working tirelessly to ensure that the week meets the expectations of the students as well as the lecturers.
“We have lined up activities; we have the pre and the students’ week. We are really prepared because we want to make an impact this year beyond just celebrating our annual year”, the student’s week chairperson said.
“We want to make an impact, we want to touch lives, we want to light up our society – that was why we came up with the theme “Light Up”, Ms Awolusi added.
According to her, the daily events were also outlined as follows; Monday, May 7: Exhibition, Opening Ceremony/Carnival and Concert.
Tuesday, May 8: Cultural Exhibition, Drama, Dance, Live Concert and Film Show.
Wednesday, May 9: Professional Day, Provost Cup, and the finals of all indoor & outdoor competition and games.
Thursday, May 10: Talent hunt, Old school/ mock assembly
Friday, May 11: Pageantry show, when the next Mr and Miss NIJ, Hilarious and Photogenic would be known.
And on the final day, Saturday, May 12: Dinner and Award Night.