MTN, Pan-Atlantic University Introduce Media Innovation Programme (MIP)
The duo of MTN Nigeria and Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) introduced the MTN Media Innovation Programme (MTN MIP)that would be run by PAU’s School of Media and Communication (SMC).
The six-month, fully funded fellowship 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.
CEO, MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola
said the importance of benefiting from a modern connected world is enormous.
“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 changes 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 is 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,”
Vice-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Ease Okonedo, stressed the values of the Pan-Atlantic University’s SMC, saying,
“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”.