The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has made it known that the institution would soon start its television broadcasting station that would be unprecedented in the history of community broadcasting in Nigeria.
Prof Abdulkareem disclosed this on Tuesday at the 10th anniversary of UNILORIN 89.3 FM which was held at the main campus of the university.
The VC stated that the move to commence TV broadcasting would be possible because of the success of the radio station.
“We can again ba another trailblazer in campus television broadcasting, thereby adding extra value to the social, cultural and educational experiences of our students and that of the people in communities around us,” the VC stated.
He also noted that the university was already on the verge of getting support for the initiative.
According to the VC, the institution radio station has ethically and tenaciously promoted excellence in the institution and the community.
“Today’s occasion is also a celebration of those who brewed the idea, planted the seed of the idea and nourished the idea to blossom to the glowing, flamboyant and fruitful stage we are celebrating today.
“I must say proudly that the steadfastness, purposefulness and professionalism with which our campus radio set pace in campus radio broadcasting is worthy of celebration today,” the VC added.
He noted that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) had challenged many campus radios for not fulfilling the objectives for which they were established.