By Abdulafeez Olaitan
National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors (NANCE) held her annual convention themed “Beyond the Practice of Campus Journalism” at Student Union Arcade, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos between 23rd to 26th February, 2022.
According to the outgoing National President of the association, Adeleke Yusuf Olatunji (Buoyant), NANCE was formed in 2015 to further help foster quality Campus Journalism in various campuses nationwide.
The 4-day convention featured Campus Journalism Training conducted by Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID).
In the document containing CJID training agenda, the training ran from 9am to 2pm each day with frequent breaks between 11am to 1pm. Femke Van Zeijl, Busola Ajibola and Deji Adekunle taught diverse areas of Accountability Media, Conflict Reporting, Data Journalism and Investigative Journalism.
Campus Journalists and Editors were well represented from over 10 tertiary institutions in Nigeria including University of Lagos, Lagos State University, Obafemi Awolowo University, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ekiti State University, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and Lagos State University of Science and Technology (formerly LASPOTECH), among others.
NANCE also held election to inaugurate new executives. The election which took place on the fourth and final day, 26th February, 2022 confirmed that the association is under a new leadership.