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Pupils Express Interest In Journalism, As Heirs Of Salvation School Visits Inl

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 12:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata  –  Lagos

 

It was a dream on track, on Tuesday in Lagos, for Ruth Olughu and her elder brother, Daniel Olughu, both of Heirs of Salvation School, Oke-Ira, Ogba, as an excursion to Independent Newspapers Limited has further reinforced their interests in journalism profession.

Staff and pupils of Heirs of Salvation School, Oke-Ira, Ogba, Lagos State during the visit.  Photo: Felix Elijah

Staff and pupils of Heirs of Salvation School, Oke-Ira, Ogba, Lagos State during the visit. Photo: Felix Elijah

Led by the Administrator of the school, Pastor Kennet Nwalozie, the two pupils and 35 others on the excursion to Daily Independent newpaper’s corporate head office on Wempco Road, Ogba, Lagos, were also accompanied by other senior and junior officers of the school.

As the budding young and bold Daniel, who is the Head Boy, was departing the premises of the organisation he held on to his sister, Ruth and said, “We want to become journalists”.

The excited students and their colleagues who were conducted round the operational areas of the organisation, beginning with the Prints Shop, Concept Unit, and the newly renovated state of the art newsroom, the Editor, Mr. Kingsley Ighomwenghian explained the workings of the newsroom and news gathering methods to the pupils and staff of the schools.

Mr. Ighomwenghian, who took time to educate the children on journalism, described it as a noble profession where journalists serve as the watchdog of the society by giving accurate and timely accounts of newsworthy events in the communities, around the state, throughout the country and the entire world.

Young Olughu, a Junior Secondary School III, in an interview, said she would love to practice journalism as a health reporter, contending that journalism was a noble profession.

Head of delegation, Pastor Nwalozie explained that the school that was established in 2005 had visited other places of interest like: the National Museum, television stations and other notable places of interests within and outside Lagos State.