CIAPS unveils Faculty of Experts ahead of October 2018 Session. Reuben Abati, others to teach media and Journalism
CIAPS unveils Faculty of Experts ahead of October 2018 Session
Reuben Abati, others to teach media and Journalism
Lagos based International Graduate School CIAPS (The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies) has unveiled a list of experts to lead its upcoming postgraduate professional programmes. Amongst those invited to teach at CIAPS include Dr Reuben Abati, former special Adviser Media and Spokesperson to President Goodluck Jonathan and other key industry leaders as members of its faculty of Media and Communications. Courses commence 20th October 2018.
Other top practitioners joining CIAPS as adjunct and visiting lecturers include Veteran journalist, prose craftsman and co-founder of Newswatch magazine Ray Ekpu, multi-award-winning journalist and Deputy Editor, Nation on Sunday, Olayinka Oyegbile; leading broadcaster and General Manager Metro Fm, Cordelia Okpei; ace investigative journalist and Channels TV broadcaster, Seun Okinbaloye;co-founder of TELL News Magazine and Managing Director, Gaskiya Media Group;. Dare Babarinsa and Managing Director/ Editor-in-Chief New Telegraph Newspaper Funke Egbemode, who is also President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors.
The idea according to the CIAPS Centre Director, Anthony Kila, is to put students in touch with top professionals from every sector of their learning. “We want our students to engage and learn from top professionals so that they will be inspired to be even better professionals”.
A major aim of the programme is to address the employability of graduates and professionals. Rather than focusing on just theory and academic curriculum, CIAPS is working with businesses and employers to establish what kind of graduates they need, as well as the skills and knowledge these graduates should possess. This way graduates will be training for a real job and career rather than just a certificate.
The programmes will also help aspiring professionals familiarise themselves with the working environment. A fundamental part of their study at CIAPS will be their work-experience, work-placements and other various kinds of internships.
According to industry experts, many of the companies eager to employ cannot find the right people, as a large number of graduates are not adequately prepared for the work environment.
CIAPS’ plan through its fast track programmes is to bridge this gap by providing very practical training for graduates and help them reach employers. To achieve this, we identify and work with the best professional hands that not only have bright minds but a love for sharing ideas and knowledge.
The Centre will soon be unveil other experts joining our business and Management faculty.
Programmes will commence in 20 October 2018, and the main areas of study are in Media and Journalism, Business Administration, Production and Operations Management. Business Development, Project Management, Event Management, Banking and Finance, Graduate Diploma for Senior PAs Executive Assistants, Education.