Just in: Unilag Becomes Nigeria’s First University To Operate TV Station
The National Broadcasting Commission has licensed the University of Lagos to operate a television station, making Akoka Nigeria’s first varsity to operate TV broadcasting service.
The Chairman of Unilag Radio and TV, Ralph Akinyemi disclosed this development on Friday in a statement made available to CAMPUS REPORTER.
According to Mr. Akinyemi, a professor, approved Unilag’s application for the TV broadcasting license on Thursday.
Following the approval, the TV station on the school’s Akoka campus, will be commissioned tomorrow, Saturday, Mr. Akinyemi said.
The station is located in the Mass Communication department, which also hosts the school’s radio station.
In separate statement on Friday, the Vice-chancellor of the institution, Rahman Bello, congratulated the university community on the milestone.
Unilag is also Nigeria’s first university to operate radio broadcasting service.
Established in 1962 by the late Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa-led federal government in Lagos, former capital of Nigeria, Unilag is one Nigeria’s first generation and most regarded tertiary institutions.
Bayo Onanuga, the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, and Waziri Adio, Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, are among its prominent Mass Communication graduates.