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Veteran journalists charge journalists in training to strive for excellence

By Atinuke Azeez
Oyekola (middle) with some of the interns
Oyekola (middle) with some of the interns
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Three veteran journalists in Osun State today charged mass communication students from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree who observed the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) at Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Osun State Council to strive for excellence.

Former Deputy Editor of the Nigerian Tribune newspaper, Mr Tunde Oyekola, the Bureau Chief of Vanguard newspaper in Osun, Otunba Gbenga Olarinoye and the Editorial Representative of Guardian newspaper in the State, Mr Tunji Omofoye gave the charge in their separate remarks during a sendoff ceremony for the interns.

In his keynote address Oyekola advised the interns to be focused in their academic pursuit so as to graduate with good grade and be well positioned in the society when they finished their studies. He also advised them to continue to strive to become good journalists very soon.

Olarinoye in his goodwill message charged the interns to guard their names and integrity jealously by respecting the ethics of journalism profession when they eventually become journalists after their training.

While charging the interns to maximize the knowledge they have gained during their training, Omofoye admonished the students not to relent in learning more aspect of practical journalism.

The Chairman of the Osun NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel, Prince Hameed Oyegbade in his opening remarks earlier, congratulated the SIWES students and assured that the trainees would be monitored to guide them on the right path. .

The Bureau Chief of Daily Sun newspaper in Osun State, Mr. Clement Adeyi led a special prayer for the SIWES students and other interns from Osun State University and Federal Polytechnic, Offa who are still undergoing their internship at the chapel.

Speaking on behalf of the SIWES students who completed their internship, Miss Khadijat Oseni and Messrs Yuusuf Abdul Aziiz and Sulaimon Adebisi expressed gratitude to the Osun NUJ Correspondents chapel for providing the opportunity for them to learn.