Prof Uwakwe commissions Gregory TV Station

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BY GOODLUCK OKORIE

It was jubilation amongst management, staff and scholars of Gregory University   Uturu,    as

the  institution’s television studios was commissioned and declared open for use by the Vice Chancellor Professor Augustine Uwakwe.

The television Station was built by  the Founder/ Chancellor Professor Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe, to enhance the study of Mass Communication, Theatre and  Media Studies in  the College of Humanities as well as  allow those within and outside the opportunity to showcase their talents and findings.

According to  the Vice Chancellor Professor Uwakwe, “the television Station will help bridge the gap between classroom studies and practice, which

in line with our policy of impacting at  least a  skill outside our scholar’s course of study by positioning them to meet the challenges mostly found in the work space.” he said.

Professor Uwakwe, thanked the Chancellor Professor Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe,  whom  he described as an entrepreneur of the highest order and lover of practical education for his willingness to   effect  new changes in  the  University, adding that the station will be used to promote the various programs run in the university. “As scholars make use of this television station, they prepare themselves for  future challenges in their various fields of  study. Staff and lecturers are not left out, if any of you have a program idea that will promote learning and research please, the station is there

to help you actualize  your dreams”. He said.

Also speaking at the occasion, the  Registrar of the  University, Rev  Sleek Ogbonnaya  Ogwo,  said that the Chancellor is ever willing to  bring change in all the colleges, promote education, inculcate values and practices suitable for learning in the 21st century education  where technology has formed the major part of our daily activities. “Gregory television has  a   channel in Star Times, our job is to provide content. Though we do all round programs and news, but we lay more emphasis on education, this  means that  you  can bring to the television your findings that  would  help humanity, which was one of the reasons the chancellor set up the station”.

The      Acting       Public

Relation   Officer   of    the

University, Prince  Obioma

Oburuoga, who  conducted management, staff and students round the facilities, said that the television station has all  it  takes to produce quality programs. “We have three studios, one for programs /  news, the second one for life audience interactive      programs and a sound studio. We welcome everyone, within the university and outside, who wishes to use our facilities to produce their music,    drama    etc.”    he stressed.

It  will  be  recalled that Gregory University Uturu already has an FM station, Gregory 90.9fm. The scholars also make use of the radio studio to practice what they are taught in the classroom with competent and capable technologist on  ground to mentor them in addition to a  stand by DJ to enhance the radio broadcasting and programs.

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