The provost College Of Education, Akwanga, Dr. Rebecca Isaac Umar has appreciated the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa State Council for the effective and efficient reportage accorded the institution.
Rebbeca Umar hinted this when the executive members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists paid her a courtesy call, the provost in her speech tasked practicing Journalists in the state to respect ethics of the profession.
Describing Journalists as confidence builders in the society, she said any society that is not inform is a deform society, cautioning practitioners to report the situation on ground the way it is.
“Tasking the members of the fourth estate of the realm to focused on reportage that would promote peace in the society”.
The provost stated that she inherited backlogs of convocations, adding that some graduates of the institution died without their original results while others were dismissed from their places of work due to lack of original results to show to their employers.
Saying the institution graduated 13 sets of graduates when she assumed office as the provost of the College Of Education.
Commenting on the recent accreditation of courses, Dr.Umar said the National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE) accredited 26 courses while 2 are on the Interim accreditation.
Dr. Rebecca Umar commended governor, Umar Tanko Al-Makura for the timely support accorded the College under her headship, and some of the projects, according to her include the construction of two “state of the art” hostels accommodation.
“Very soon the new session of students would occupy the already completed male and female hostels.
The Public Relation Officer, Ibrahim Mustapha affirmed while taken the visitors round the project site attested that the wife of the governor, Mairo Al-Makura and the former clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Mai Kasuwa donated one transformer each.
The state chairman of the State Council, Comrade Dogo Shammah applauded the provost for bringing new ground into the College, saying the current NUJ in the state would ensure that practitioners abide by the code and standard of Journalism profession.
Calling on Journalists in Nasarawa State to operate within the confines of ethical values and urging members of the fourth estate of the realm to focus on developmental Journalism instead of destructive Journalism.
“I urge Journalists in the state to accord topmost priority to developmental Journalism but not to be opinionistic” instead news should go verbatim”.
“We have standard of doing things, this time around we will take a constitutional steps to fish out people causing trouble in Journalism”.
Dogo Shammah eulogies the provost for the construction of convocation square, renovation of academic offices and the formal convocations of graduated students pending.