Ag. Rector's Message

Dear staff and students,

Welcome to the new academic year. It is with much pleasure that I address you as the Ag. Rector of the Institute of Film and Television. We have come a long way in our journey of training young persons in film, television and media skills. As I take over the mantle of leadership from this academic year, I will be building on the solid foundation that has already been laid by my predecessors who have set high standards of academic and professional leadership over the decades. I am therefore going to galvanize and lead a well-motivated staff and students who would have the ability to innovate through research, productions, work in teams, take risks and create opportunities in order to respond to challenges facing our university, institution, communities, region, nation and the world around us.

With the support of management, staff and students, we envision to make the Institute a center of excellence for film and television research activities while being globally competitive in both academic and professional competencies with relevant programmes that meet the demands of industry, in a disciplined, welcoming and supportive teaching and learning environment for both staff and students. We will achieve this vision when we;

  • Develop the culture of research and publication
  • Restructure and improve the Curriculum
  • Strengthen partnerships, relationships with film and television stakeholders and associated professional bodies
  • Expand our internal income generation activities
  • Internationalize the Institute
  • Develop infrastructure and training facilities

I sincerely hope that through experientially immersive experiences, we will collectively get the chance to work towards a common goal.  I am aware, that, there will be challenges in implementing these innovative ideas, but, we can. For we know, that we can do all things through the Almighty God who strengthens us. I, therefore, invite all of us to a new dawn. The dawn for an emphatic call to action.

Thank you.