University of Guyana to submit application to NFMU for a radio licence – 11th Feb 2013
This announcement was made by the Vice-Chancellor at the first media conference since taking up the post in January, last week.
According to Professor Jacob Opadeyi as a tertiary academic institution, it is important that there is an independent voice on issues of national importance and culture exchanges among students.
In 2011 the Centre for Communication Studies at the University installed studio facilities which were funded by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
As part of the setting up process, five faculty members and 25 students of the centre received basic training in the use of the radio equipment and maintenance of the facility.
Now, according to Professor Opadeyi, having a dedicated radio frequency will assist in fostering entrepreneurship among the students.
The idea about having a University radio station is not novel; several Presidential candidates for the Student’s Society had included this in their manifestos, but have failed to even start the application process.