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NIJ appoints new deputy provost, acting registrar

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NIJ appoints new deputy provost, acting registrar

The governing council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos, has approved the appointment of a new deputy provost, Dr Dele Omojuyigbe and an acting registrar, Mrs Patricia Kalesanwo for the institute. The Witness reports.

In a statement signed by the Provost of the Institute, Mr Gbemiga Ogunleye and obtained by The Witness on Friday, the council said the appointments take effects immediately.

Dr Omojuyigbe, a seasoned journalist holds a Doctorate Degree in English Language from the University of Ibadan, and Post Graduate Diploma in journalism from the College of Journalism, Lagos.

The Witness reports that he held the position of the head of department, General Studies for over a decade and worked as a journalist in Daily Times of Nigeria and other media houses. Dr Omojuyigbe was a visiting member of the editorial board of Daily Independent newspaper.

 NIJ appoints new deputy provost, acting registrar

Dr. Omojuyigbe

On her part, Mrs Kalesanwo, until her appointment was the Student Affairs Officer of the institute, a position she held for over a decade.

She holds a Master Degree in Adult Education (Communication of Arts) from the University of Ibadan and has also worked as a journalist with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ibadan Zonal office.

Dele Omojuyigbe

Mrs. Kalesanwo

NIJ, is one of the foremost training Institutions for Journalism, media and communication studies in Nigeria and Africa, established in 1963 by the International Press Institute, IPI, with Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
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