Faith Enang and Seyifunmi Soremekun
Algorithm Media has announced plans to partner with the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos to introduce a Management Trainee Programme for graduates of the department.
The leading media specialist communication agency disclosed this on its official Instagram handle.
They had earlier met with the leadership of the university, including the Vice-Chancellor- Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Academics and Research)- Professor Oluwole Familoni, Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Development Services)-Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa, Dean of Students Affairs -Musa Obalola, and Head of Department, Mass Communication – Professor Adepoju Tejumaiye.
The programme is set to give the three best advertising graduates for the next three years the experience needed to compete better in the world through a 3-by-3 partnership programme.
A statement on the organization’s official Instagram handle read, “We had the utmost pleasure of having the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos in the person of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe alongside the management team of UNILAG today.
“We had a splendid yet educative time on how to move the Nigerian education system forward thereby launching the 3-by-3 partnership program courtesy of our Group Chief Executive Officer, Otunba Seni Adetu.”
Speaking to UnilagSun editors, the HOD-Mass Communication, Prof. Tejumaiye, expressed gratitude to Otunba Adetu who is an alumnus of the school for facilitating the initiative.
He disclosed that not only will the agency offer immediate employment to the best three graduates starting from the Class of 2019, but they will also allow 300 level students to intern with them.
He said, “First and foremost, I think it’s important for us to thank Otunba Seni Adetu, the Group MD of Algorithm Media. We need to thank him because it’s a great gesture. What they want to do is to employ the best three students of advertising for the next three years.
“I want to tell you now that they started from those that have graduated because the University wrote a letter to me to furnish them with the names of the best three. They started with those that have graduated, that have finished service.
“It is not only giving our students employment that Otunba Seni Adetu offered us, he also said the organization is ready and willing to accept our students for industrial attachment training.”
The HOD added that he trusts the students to be good ambassadors of the department and pave the way for others to grab the opportunity too.
“One beautiful thing I see in the whole thing is that I believe that these students are going to be great ambassadors of the department. Once they can prove their ability there, I strongly believe that Otunba Seni Adetu will want to extend the gesture to more than three years,” Tejumaiye said.
He concluded by praying for the organization that they grow bigger and better to employ more graduates of Mass Communication, UNILAG.