UCJAAPOLY inducts new members

The Union of Campus Journalists, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic chapter (UCJAAPOLY) hosted their third induction ceremony. It was hosted in Abusi Edumare, the Polytechnic’s annexe campus, and 17 students were inducted into the union.

Yahaya Hadi, president of the union, welcomed the newly admitted members and stressed that journalism is more than simply a job or a pleasure; it is an essential component of democracy.

He emphasised that union members must seek to improve the institution’s reputation by maintaining accuracy, impartiality, and honesty in all of their reports.

He added: “Being a journalist is not just about writing articles or taking photos; it is about being curious, empathetic, and courageous.”

He also noted the union’s progress, in spite of  its challenges and noted that victory for journalism practice in the polytechnic is near.

“This event should have been the opening chapter for this session. I really don’t have much to say about that, but it is so disheartening to think of how a single person has been trying to use his influence to shut down the union’s activities on campus. Gentlemen of the press, let me announce to you that victory is near, and we shall celebrate.

“I am proud of all our accomplishments during my time as president. We have covered important stories, sparked meaningful conversations, and made a positive impact on our campus community. I have seen firsthand the passion and drive that you bring to our union, and I have no doubt that you will continue to do great things in the future,” he said.

Since its inception in 2018, the union has played an important role in the polytechnic community. Despite hurdles, it has effectively fostered some campus journalists and provided them with important journalism training.