FECA to get radio station
By Kehinde Oluwatayo
The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA) may soon have a radio station as it has met most of the requirements of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to approve it.
Speaking on the issue during the institution’s 2018/2019 matriculation ceremony, the Acting Provost of FECA, Dr Emmanuel Moyinjesu said the project is overdue.
Moyinjesu who was optimistic that the approval would be granted before the end of year noted that the process is in top gear.
He said the institution has a Computer Department, Department of Extension, Communication and General Studies as required by NBC.
“As you know that it has a process, we have applied for the license in NBC and then they will come and do some inspections and then we will move forward. By the grace of God, hopefully before the end of this year, it will be approved for us.
“Although some of the criteria are yet to be met like those who read Electrical Electronics, Theatre Art, but I believe that we will be considered”, he noted.
According to him, one of the major ways for agriculture to grow is to extend the technology, adding that radio is a veritable tool to do that, saying that was the reason the institution applied for it.
He said the institution would be able to give proper information, learning and practicals on agriculture when the facility is established.
While saying climate change is a serious problem with agriculture, Moyinjesu said the radio station would acquaint farmers with the situation regularly.
He also said that news items, sports, market days around the community among others will be announced.
“We have well qualified staff and good students so when eventually established it will aid learning, strengthen community relationship and people in the state will know more about our activities.
“As an institution, we are ascending and this is another ascension stage of ours and not only that, through effort of more collaboration and networking, we are getting more projects besides the ones government gave to us as our capital projects,” he stressed.
The don however said that the institution is the first agricultural institution in the country to apply for a radio statio
Leave a Reply