27 April 2022
MTN Nigeria and Pan-Atlantic University launch Media Innovation Programme (MIP)
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 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.
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.
“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, MTN 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, fully sponsored by MTN Nigeria, will be available to twenty (20) successful applicants.
Interested media practitioners can visit https://smc.edu.ng/mtnmip/ to apply.
About MTN Nigeria
MTN Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest providers of communications services, connecting 68.5 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a strategic intent to drive leading digital solutions for Nigeria’s progress, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity, and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a leading emerging market operator, connecting more than 250 million subscribers in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East. To learn more about MTN Nigeria and its various initiatives, visit www.mtnonline.com
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About Pan-Atlantic University
Pan-Atlantic University is set up with a mission to “form competent and committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and social responsibility, the community in which they work, thereby helping to build a better society in Nigeria and Africa at large.”
The objective of education at Pan-Atlantic University is the well-rounded formation of the human person. This is why an important component of every programme is the inclusion of a good number of courses in the humanities. We also seek, by deliberate design of the programmes, to inculcate and groom the entrepreneurial spirit in our students and participants.
The University is credited with setting the pace for professional management education in Nigeria and in West Africa through the establishment of the Lagos Business School (LBS) some thirty years ago. The University’s pedigree in management development has received international acclaim with the consistent ranking for over ten years of its Business School among the best in the world by Financial Times Magazine of United Kingdom. The Business School also became the first institution in West Africa to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) on December 1, 2016, and in January 2022. Less than 5% of business schools globally are so accredited by this body.
The University parades other schools of high standards, among which is the School of Media and Communication (SMC), the principal collaborator in this project.
The vision of the School is to be internationally recognized as a prestigious and leading Centre of learning and research in media and communication, in Africa.
Its core values are ethics, professionalism, creativity, social responsibility, research-based knowledge, entrepreneurship and spirit of service.
The School offers a bachelor of science degree in both mass communication and information and media studies, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and community relations, full-time and part-time master of science programmes in media and communication, and film production. It also offers a PhD in media and communication and non-degree programmes for professionals.
SMC contributes, through its expertise, to the professional excellence of the creative industries in our country and the continent of Africa. It is expected that the level and high standard of the School will influence positively all other faculties of its nature across the country and the African continent.