The Association of Cross River Online Journalists, ACROJ today signed a memorandum of understanding with the management of Arthur Jarvis University in Calabar to promote professionalism among media professionals as first of the several steps to float institute of online Journalism. ACROJ is an umbrella body of all practicing online Journalists in Cross River State.
Chairman of the association, Edem Darlington said the partnership was important to develop capacity and Professionalism in journalistic practice. “We will drive this process to ensure that we don’t just get students from Cross River but we also get students from outside, in fact, everywhere across the country, we can do it, we have the capacity,” he said.
Vice chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, Prof. Ani Nkang who expressed excitement at the partnership with ACROJ said; “Outside the core academic programs, we have tried to ensure that our students are exposed to other professional programs and industries as they case may be and we have consultancy programs (to cater for that). “We were pleased when we got your letter, the Association of Cross River Online Journalists to kick start a program in the area of journalism which by God’s grace, we have ended developing with your cooperation, the curriculum for certificate and diploma programs,” he said.
Arthur Jarvis University which is the first private university whose operation began in March 2017 is located in Akpabuyo LGA of Cross State.