FOURTEEN years after graduating from the Lagos State University (LASU), the alumni class of Master in Communication Studies (MCS) held its maiden reunion party at the ADNA Hotel, Ikeja GRA, attracting many respected persons who left the LASU School of Communication years ago.
Speaking at the occasion, the guest speaker, Associate Professor of Journalism, Prof. Tunde Akanni pointed out that a gathering like this is a call for a reflection of where they are coming from, where they are, and where they are going in terms of the positive development of themselves and the society at large.
He emphasized that a time like this reposed a lot of responsibilities on their shoulders as professional communicators in the business of the media, adding that they are supposed to lead the society in making the leaders accountable for their actions and inactions.
He then encouraged the members to continue to develop and upgrade themselves, particularly in the emerging areas of competence in Communication Studies in order to remain relevant.
“Opportunities abound in communication and media studies, but such could be difficult to tap into without commensurate competence in those areas,” he pointed out.
Some of the alumni that attended the reunion are Mrs Abidemi Gbekeleoluwa, a Lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Yabatech, Semiu Okanlawon, former Special Adviser on Media to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and now Editor-in-Chief, NPO Reports, Deputy-Governor of the 2008 Class, Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu, Super Falcons Media Chief and Principal Editor Of Tobexmedia.com.
Others are Sina Fadare, Editor, Gbélégbọ́ (a Yoruba sister paper of the Nation’s Newspaper), Rev. Femi Akinwande, Head Consultant, Media Max Consulting and Head Pastor, Foursquare Church, Games Village, Surulere, Nkem Ibegbulem, Director, Bartho Inter States Cleaners, and Governor of the Class, Mr Leye Ajayi, Chairman, NUJ (Lagos Chapter), who was unavoidably absent.