Astute media pundit and political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, will on Tuesday July 3, 2018 be in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN to current the principal lecture marking the 11th Jackson Annual Lecture (JAL). The title of the lecture is The Media and the Development Problem in Nigeria at a Time of Disaster.
The lecture, hosted by the Section of Mass Interaction, UNN, is billed for the Princess Alexandria Auditorium of the University.The celebration will be attended by the product of earlier graduates of the department recognized as Jacksonites. Staff and learners of the college as very well as the general public are predicted to be in attendance.
Prof. Utomi, president Jacksonites Alumni Association Globally is gracing the 11th JAL at an auspicious time in which the Division of Mass Interaction, UNN,is in top equipment with options to develop a new College of Media and Interaction Scientific tests. Prof Utomi who graduated from the office in 1977, is foremost the league of Jacksonites who are at the coronary heart of the venture and is also a best donor in the on-heading fundraising for the proposed edifice.
The Lecture will start out at 11am with a courtesy simply call on the College administration by Prof. Utomi collectively with the assume tank of the Division of Mass Conversation and the School of Arts, UNN. The event will witness awards of excellence, entertainment skits, issue and remedy periods.
Head of mass conversation, Dr L.I. Anorue, has said that the section is hunting ahead to a grand event. He expresses gratitude to the college administration for providing essential guidance to host the function. “We salute your braveness and generosity in coming to our assistance,” reported Dr Anoue, as he spoke of alumni of the section for their unlimited assist to the section, in particular for their noble options to the proposed Jackson College of Media and Communication Scientific tests.
The Jackson Once-a-year Lecture was instituted in 2007 by the previous Head, Section of Mass Interaction, Prof. NnanyelugoOkoro. The lecture is a yearly intellectual sequence in which earlier illustrious graduates of the Division of Mass interaction, UNN who are identified by the cognomen, Jacksonites, are invited to produce lectures on current concerns in the discipline.
The lecture therefore tries to weld market to the academia to create the vital synergy that generates rounded graduates. Noteworthy media personalities who have introduced lectures in the collection are previous minister of info and culture, Prince Tony Momoh advertising icon, Mr Chris Doghujde Corporate Affairs Supervisor, Exxon Mobil, Mr Paul Arinze and Senior Distinctive Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu.