Skyline University Nigeria

Mass Communication Department of SUN hosts a guest lecture on Educational Broadcasting

The Department of Mass Communication of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), held a guest lecture on the importance of educational broadcasting Programmes for level 400 students. The lecture is part of the innovative methods of teaching incorporated by the university to expose students to career-related challenges and opportunities and learn from the experiences of professionals.

The course facilitator Dr Haruna Isma’il stated that resource persons always have a first-hand experience with industry-related opportunities and challenges. Such individuals are very vital in motivating students to prepare adequately for future demands.

While delivering his lecture, Mr Balarable Danlami said educational Programmes are significant in bridging the increasing knowledge gap that currently exists. He explained that educational Programmes are supported and sponsored by organizations like World Bank, UNICEF, KALMA and State Governments among other stakeholders to facilitate easy learning at basic levels.


Mr Danlami said it is advisable for students pursuing a career in broadcast journalism to prioritize educational broadcasting to speed up the development process in the country. He noted that educational Programmes have a huge career prospect in reference to the development of the tech industry.

Some of the key priorities of educational broadcasting he pointed out include duration, sponsors, choice of language, speed of communication and expertise. They serve as the building blocks of effective message delivery, he added.

One of the students who attended the lecture, Khadija Isa Gerawa, said she learnt a lot from the experiences shared by Mr Balarabe. She now understands some of the challenges and impact of educational radio Programmes on the development of communities. In his words, Kamal Danladi, also a student of level 400 said it is indeed a rare opportunity for them to be educated by a professional. He hopes to benefit from such lectures in the future.