Film and Broadcast Academy holds convocation today
Film and Broadcast Academy (FABA), Ozoro, Delta State, will hold its first combined convocation ceremony for 2009 – 2017 sessions for the award of National Diplomas and prizes today, Saturday, August 18, 2018. This was disclosed by the Rector of the specialised academy and film producer, Mr. Peter Red Ejiro, during the week. Mr. Ejiro (producer of Domitilla II and Check Point 1 & 2) said the mission of the academy is to discover men and women with rare talents and train, develop, and co-opt them into the emerging world of modern entertainment.
According to him, “Our vision is to take the entertainment and broadcast industry to the next level in Africa. Most importantly, we want to showcase the most advanced entertainment institution in Nigeria, with training and developing a generation of talented Nigerians in the cinematic industry.”
While speaking on the relevance and capacity building of the academy, Ejiro highlighted that the institute is currently operating two schools with about eight departments. They include School of Mass Communication and Theatre Arts, Film and Television Production (ND), Broadcasting (ND), performing and Media Art (ND), Music Technology (ND), Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy (ND), School of Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies (ND) respectively.
Film and Broadcast Academy (FABA), located in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, was established in 2009, with approval from the Federal Ministry of Education, and was duly accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in 2010, as a foremost tertiary institution for Mass Communication and the entertainment industry.
The convocation, which is an epoch-making event in the history of FABA, would have students from 2009 to 2017 being awarded National Diplomas. A total number of 300 students would be certified in the performing media arts profession.