Media course’s certificate distribution ceremony held at SMIU

June 18, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, said on Thursday that Pakistan needs professionally trained journalists, with commitment to the nation and the country.

He said this while speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony organized by SMIU’s Media Training Centre on completion of short courses in Radio, TV and graphic designing, at its Seminar Hall. It was the first batch of SMIU Media Training Centre that completed the course. Among these trainees, there was a large number of working journalists and the persons, related to radio.

Dr Shaikh said presently 70 to 80 private television channels are working in the country; hence they need well trained media persons. This was the main objective of the Alma Mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to train the youth who could play their positive role in the field of media.

Ms Mehtab Akbar Rashdi, Member Sindh Assembly, said she is feeling happy while seeing the students getting training before joining the market and media. In the past, we had joined Radio Pakistan and PTV without any training. She was of the view that today we are living in the age of technology. “Although technology is going through a continuous process of change, but basics of knowledge remain same. Hence, this kind of training could improve the performance of the students in their professional career.”

University of Karachi’s Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Chair chief Saleem Ahmed Memon congratulated Dr Shaikh on opening media training centre in the university and said that it was a good initiative to produce professional media persons.

Saqib Abro, Director Media Training Centre and Electronic Labs highlighted the importance of short courses and said that during training courses more emphasis was given on practical work. A documentary related to the training courses was also screened.

Later on, Dr Shaikh and Ms Rashdi gave away certificates to the trainees who successfully completed the short course. On the occasion, Ms Rashdi also visited SMIU’s TV Radio (FM. 96.6) studios.