NBS, UCU strike deal to train journalism students

By Frank Obonyo

Next Media Group and Uganda Christian University (UCU) have struck a deal that will see the former open its doors to the latter’s Journalism students to do internship.

This was revealed by the Next Media Group’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Joseph Kigozi in a strategic meeting with UCU’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi on Tuesday in Bukoto, Kampala.

“We are very intentional in identifying and recruiting talent to join our team. We pledge to work with UCU to deliver quality education in Uganda and the region,” Kigozi said.

Next Media Group’s management also promised to organize a visit to UCU with its top anchors to talk to students and inspire them about life after the university.

“Nobody spoke to us about life after university. This is an opportunity for us to partner with the best university in Uganda to prepare young people for employment,” he said.

In his remarks, Prof. Mushengyezi commended Next Media Group for offering internship opportunities for Journalism students.  

“We are coming here to have partnership with the top notch player in the media industry. As we train our students in Journalism, we would like to give them the latest experience in the media. We do not want graduates who are theoretical,” said Prof. Mushengyezi.

The VC was received by the CEO of Next Media Group, Kin Karisa, the Deputy CEO Joseph Kigozi, General Manager Next Media Group, Marcus Kwikiriza and Moreen Busingye, the Client Relations Manager. Next Media Group is the mother company of NBS Television, one of the best in Uganda.

The vice chancellor was accompanied by Esther Aguku his Executive Assistant, Frank Obonyo, Communication and Marketing Manager and Samuel Tatambuka, Communications Assistant.

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