National Association of Nigeria Campus Editors (NANCE) hosts Campus Editors Summit’19 in Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria. NANCE Campus editors summit was commenced on August 28th to 30th 2019.
NANCE is the mother body for all Editors cum Journalists in all Nigerian tertiary institutions. And it is saddled with the responsibility of promoting campus journalism as well as improving editors/Journalists within her umbrella via workshops, trainings, internship placement etc.. The body is also referred to as the national unity of other campus press bodies across the nation.
Campus Editors Summit is a day 3-day program which allows all Nigeria Higher Institutions Press clubs to have at least 10 campus journalists who will represent the school and participate in the program. The summit is a yearly program that the body organizes across the geopolitical zones in Nigeria. Last year the summit was organized in IMO state.
Campus Editors Summit is a program that aim at training and exposing students who have dream of becoming professional writers to meet professionals who will take educates them about the professional and how they can become successful as campus writers, the do’s and don’t in journalism, how to investigate, who to make a good news story and who to edit their content.
Journalism expertise that were invited to participate in the lecture and workshop programs campus journalists during the summit are Kabir Adejumo, premium times correspondent; Bayo Adegboyega, OGBC sport news reporter; Mike Ikenwa, editor-in-Chief, The bloomgist, etc.
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta Press club was the host institution which received the students who traveled for the summit.
The first day of the event witnessed the arrival of students and journalists hangouts from all parts of Nigeria while the second day featured workshop and training on different areas of the media
The grand finale of the summit was used to expose the students on the cores of journalism through lectures.
Participants, at the end of the summit were presented with certificates presentation by the National president, Oladimeji John Jonathan, alongside Mapoly Press club Polytechnic represented by Micheal Olaoluwa and TASUED Press club president, Akinyemi Mustapha.
The president of the body, at the end of the summit delivered a messge to the participants;
“I appreciates God almighty who had given us the opportunity to achieve a summit which was successful in training and equipping campus journalists, I also appreciate the MAPOLY for the time, space and other things like accommodation the school provided for us. I thank all Campus journalists who have traveled down far to attend the summit. We call on the federal and state governments to support this body in order to achieve the goals of the body. All professional writers should support and help with the development of the body which aim at creating professional journalism from the grassroots and media organizations should help the body with internship placement which will help train our members in their organizations. Special thanks to The Bloomgist News who supported the program as a professional media body”Oladimeji John Jonathan – National president, NANCE