By Charity Odoh
The Chairman of the Nigerian Union of journalist Osun State Chapter Kehinde Ayantunji has said that more men practice journalism than women.
He said this while addressing the students from the Department of Mass Communication Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko who paid him a courtesy visit at the state secretariat.
In his words, “Men practice journalism than women. It’s obvious that women love to study it as a profession but few have refused to practice it probably due to one reason or the other”.
He further encouraged the females to be more conscious of the profession. He said, “Women, try to be more conscious of journalism as a profession and make sure you equip yourself with necessary knowledge in other to compete fairly with men”.
Furthermore, he added that technology owns the future of journalism. Thus, “Every intending journalist must be technologically inclined and make use of social platform wisely.”
He urged the leadership of all institution to organize workshops that would equip the students the more on what they need to know.
He also presented copies of the Freedom of Information Bill to all the students in attendance which was donated by the International Press Center to serve as a guide to every media practitioner.
The president of the department, Ikulajolu Adesola on behalf of the students also appreciated the state chapter for giving them the opportunity of visiting and also giving them a gift in addition.