Field trips as part of education and learning have several advantages as stress-reliever and mood enhancers. Besides, field trips act as a tremendous refreshing activity that breaks the monotony of the classroom and gives pupils opportunities to discover their potential and explore new things. Recently, the Young Muslims Association visited the Lagos Office of the Independent Newspapers Limited.
Recent excursion by members of the Young Muslim Association to the Headquarters office of the Independent Newspapers Limited, Lagos, again proved that theoretical knowledge is not always enough to furnish the essential information to pupils and students.
Little did the leader of the association, Brother Kolade Abdul-Ganiyu, realise that the excursion would act as a significant opportunity that gave some of the children firsthand knowledge of newspaper production, reporting and ignited their interest in the trade.
Thus, the public could in the 15 years read exclusive and award-winning stories from Aisha Somoye, Aisha Jubril, Ajibola Ameerah and Ammar Alrasaq after training in the field of reporting.
According to the Team Leader, the visit to INL, publishers of the Daily, Saturday and Sunday Independent titles formed part of the activities lined up for the 2021 bootcamp for members of the association.
The leader of the team, Mr. Abdul-Ganiyu, accompanied by 25 pupils, students and adults to the Newsroom of INL and were received by the News Editor, Mr. Charles Okoh, thereafter they visited other major operational areas of the publishing company.
Mr. Okoh took time to explain the practice of modern journalism, the impact of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the ethics of the profession to the enthusiastic male and female visitors.
He tutored the inquisitive pupils on the working of journalists in news gathering, processing and publication.