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Great Bachel International College, Ayobo-Ipaja, Lagos has urged government to give media the much-needed freedom to enable it perform its obligations.

Members of the school’s Press Club made this call, recently, during a visit to Rutam House, corporate head-office of The Guardian to get a hands-on view of newspaper production.

The students, who visited alongside two teachers, were conducted round the company’s premises and shown the different stages and processes involved in newspaper production, from newsgathering to printing.

The Head of Department, Language, Ige Olabisi, said the visit was part of the school’s programmes and extra activities to further expose the student to practical things outside the classrooms.

He said: “We came for an academic purpose, to enable the students to see how newspaper is produced, especially those among them that have flair for journalism.

“As members of the school’s Press Club, most of them have passion for writing. So, we decided to visit The Guardian in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day. We’ve learned much, in terms of information gathering and educative things about newspaper production.

“The students have seen and heard what Journalism entails. They now know that they don’t necessarily have to study journalism before becoming a journalist. You can go into the [profession, if you have a flair for it.”

She advised the government to allow for press freedom to enable the media carry out its duty and help in nation building.

The Guardian’s News Editor, Marcel Mbamalu and his Deputy, Eno Bassey rewarded one of the students, Feyijimi Olatoye, for his outstanding performance during the visit.


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