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Highbury College’s renowned media department is to train officers from the Nigerian government and employees of a leading African broadcaster.

Government information officers from the Federal Ministry of Information and Communications will start a ten-day media course at the College on 12 August.

Highbury lecturers will train them in media skills – including presentation, production and dealing with the media.

The government workers will followed by 45 employees of Nigeria-based African Independent Television later in the year.

A number of college staff gave workshops at the fifth African Film and Television Expo in Abuja, Nigeria this March.

Highbury’s head of Media and Creative Arts Peter Moutray said: “This opportunity to train the Nigerian government officers has come about from links we made at the Expo.

“We enjoy a high quality reputation within journalism in the UK and clearly we impressed in Nigeria.”

According to the National Council for the Training of Journalists, Highbury College offers one of the UK’s top ten journalism courses.

As well as receiving media training in Highbury’s modern media suites, the course will also serve as a cultural exchange, with the officers being treated to cultural and social events such as trips to the Spinnaker Tower and the London Eye.

Rory Syme
Press Officer
Highbury College

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