Qosim Suleiman, a graduate of Adult Education at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), has secured a job with Premium Times newspaper in Abuja. Premium Times is one of Nigeria’s leading newspapers for fast, reliable breaking news and deep investigative reports about the country.
The former campus journalist who graduated this year made it known to CAMPUS REPORTER that he will be reporting on Education and Professional Development for the newspaper.
The young reporter was a vibrant campus journalist during his days on campus. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of a campus press board—Gamji Press UDUS—and he also interned and worked with a renowned radio station in Sokoto, Vision FM Sokoto.
Speaking on how he feels about his new job, Suleiman said that he was “anxious, excited and really happy about it.”
“Campus Journalism did pave the way. Even if not directly, my experiences as a Campus Journalist are what led me here. I was with Vision FM Sokoto as a reporter and also a news editor. I had joined them as an intern. All these are as a result of what I have learned as a Campus Journalist,” he added.
Though juggling campus journalism with academics was very difficult, Suleiman was able to do so.
“Looking back now, I can’t say how I was able to combine campus journalism with my studies. But I did it anyway. I was always busy. I skipped lectures a lot at some point, but I was able to strike a balance,” he told CAMPUS REPORTER.
He advised student-journalists to keep working hard, network with others and be strategic.
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