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The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic has received #1.5m worth of radio equipments from an alumnus of the institution, Otunba Gbolahan MacJob.
This is another leap for the long awaited broadcasting of the MAPOLY Radio.
MacJob, an ace broadcaster with BBC who graduated from the institution has been responsible for online transmission of MAPOLY radio for some months from London.
MacJob while recounting his experience securing a job with BBC said he is grateful to the institution for the knowledge that assisted him at the global level and feels indebted to the institution.
He added that some alumni of the institution residing in London earlier planned a get together to launch the radio but was postponed due to the covid-19 lockdown
While receiving the equipments, the rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji express delight at the development as he enters the 11th month in office.
Odedeji described the gesture as a jinx broken adding that other alumni will be challenged to remember their alma mata when they see the station go live.
The rector is grateful that students will have more opportunity of learning more practical aspects of broadcasting
The acting Head of Mass Communication Department, Dr. Wasiu Tejuosho saw the development as a challenge even to alumni who are lecturers within the institution.
Speaking of the operationalization of the radio, the Head of Radio, MAPOLY Radio, Dn. Kunle Oluwusi said the radio will continue with it’s online broadcasting while plans are ongoing by the school management to ensure full terrestrial broadcasting.
He added that the station will serve the community and student populace at large.
Also at the event were the institution bursar, AbduFatai Yekinni, Sub-Dean, School of Communication and information technology, Barr. Yinka Rasaq, Head broadcasting, Mass communication department, Dr. Shola Adeosun.
Equipment donated include a mixing console, microphones and stands, headphones, laptop for online transmission.