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MTN Nigeria, Pan-Atlantic University Launch Media Innovation Programme (MIP) 

The programme is designed to support the sustainable development of the nation’s changing media scene

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L-R: Publisher, The Culture Newspaper, Steve Ayorinde; Vice Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Enase Okonedo; Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Karl Olutokun Toriola; Dean, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Dr. Mike Okolo, and Co-founder and co-executive producer, TNC Africa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, at the launch of the MTN Media Innovation Programme held at Honeywell Auditorium, Lagos Business School on Wednesday 27 April, 2022

MTN Nigeria and Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) today announced the launch of the MTN Media Innovation Programme (MTN MIP), which will be run by PAU’s School of Media and Communication (SMC).

The six-month, fully funded MTN Nigeria and PAU collaboration Programme for Nigerian media practitioners is designed to support the sustainable development of the nation’s changing media scene. It is open to media practitioners across the spectrum, including print, electronic,online platforms and social media content creators.

The course is designed to give participants a greater understanding of Nigeria’s technology sector and the nexus between media and technology; it will also leave participants better able to adapt to changing realities. Fellows will also have access to professional resources and mentorship from the SMC faculty.

  L-R: Bureau Chief, Nigeria, Bloomberg, Anthony Osae-Brown; Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria, Tobechukwu Okigbo;  Vice Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Enase Okonedo; Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Karl Olutokun Toriola, and Broadcast Professional, Oscar Oyinsan at the launch of the MTN Media Innovation Programme held at Honeywell Auditorium, Lagos Business School on Wednesday 27 April, 2022
  L-R: Bureau Chief, Nigeria, Bloomberg, Anthony Osae-Brown; Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria, Tobechukwu Okigbo;  Vice Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Enase Okonedo; Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Karl Olutokun Toriola, and Broadcast Professional, Oscar Oyinsan at the launch of the MTN Media Innovation Programme held at Honeywell Auditorium, Lagos Business School on Wednesday 27 April, 2022

We are driven by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected world and are driving accelerated growth by leading digital solutions for Nigeria’s progress. Against this backdrop, the media landscape continues changing at remarkable speeds, boosted by new technologies. Thus, it is only fitting that we support developments in the Nigerian media space with our infrastructure and enable capacity building initiatives to enable innovation in media practice.

It’s a delight to partner with the Pan-Atlantic University, who, through their expertise, have contributed to the professional development of the media industry, not only in Nigeria but across Africa,” Karl Toriola, CEO for MTN in Nigeria, noted during the launch event. 

The School of Media and Communication was established to train professionals who will uphold the highest intellectual, ethical and professional values that promote creativity, critical knowledge, social responsibility and the spirit of enterprise. The MTN Media Innovation Programme could not have come at a better time for Nigerian media practitioners to imbibe these pertinent values,” Professor Enase Okonedo, Vice Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, added. 

The course, which has MTN Nigeria’s full sponsorship, will be available to twenty (20) successful applicants.

​Joan Aimuengheuwa is a content writer who takes keen interest in the scopes of innovation among African startups. She thrives at meeting targets and expectations. Contact: [email protected]

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