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Canon, MMU holds capacity building workshop for students

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation Prof. Paul Mbatia giving his opening remarks during the opening of Canon, MMU capacity building workshop for media students at MMU Conference Hall on Monday, 19th March, 2018 Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation Prof. Paul Mbatia giving his opening remarks during the opening of Canon, MMU capacity building workshop for media students at MMU Conference Hall on Monday, 19th March, 2018

 

Media and Communication students from Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU), University of Nairobi, Riara and USIU are currently undergoing a capacity building training on current technological advancements in Cinematography and Broadcast Journalism at MMU.


The workshop, which has been organized by Canon and MMU, is aimed at equipping the students with top notch skills and enriching their understanding of changing technologies in the fields of Cinematography and Broadcast Journalism.


Speaking during the official opening of the four-day workshop, Canon Business Development Manager Raul Gabat said that the training is a capacity building with focus on technological changes in the imaging industry that includes both Cinematography and Broadcast Journalism.


“Technology is evolving and the workshop presents an opportunity for student to learn the right skills that will enable them to grow in their respective fields,” said Gabat.

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Canon Business Development Manager Raul Gabat (right) during the opening of Canon, MMU capacity building workshop for media students at MMU Conference Hall on Monday, 19th March, 2018


In his opening remarks, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation Prof. Paul Mbatia welcomed the Canon, MMU collaboration saying that such partnerships are extremely valuable and beneficial, since they link the university with industry.


“Such collaborations also create opportunities for lecturers to understand the dynamics of the industry,” noted Prof. Mbatia adding that this shall inform how teaching content and future academic programmes are formulated by the faculty.


On his part, Dean Faculty of Media and Communication Dr. Isaac Mutwiri urged the students to take the training seriously and gain valuable skills and knowledge that will help them excel in future.


In the same breath, the Faculty Associate Dean Dr. Wilson Ugangu said that the faculty is committed to sustaining and leveraging on such initiatives to bring more industrial exposure to students.

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