Computer course for journalists starts
RAWALPINDI – A two-week computer training course for journalists, jointly organised by the Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) and Rawalpindi Islamabad Press Club, started here on August 16 with a good number of journalists from different news organisations of the twin cities took part in it.
The inauguration ceremony of the training course held in the MAJU auditorium with the Executive Vice President of the varsity Syed Ali Imran in the chair. President Rawalpindi Islamabad Press Club Haji Nawaz Raza was the chief guest on the occasion.
While addressing the participating journalists, MAJU deputy chief said the computer has become a necessity of day to day life and without having proper know-how about the computer, one can not lead a successful life. “Media is a watchdog and for dissemination of information to the masses a journalist should be well equipped with modern education”, he added.
Nawaz Raza lauded the role of Rawalpindi Islamabad Press Club for updating the journalists through different means of training and said, the interaction of MAJU with the Press Club is not new and it will remain continue for the betterment of the country.
He further said, the MAJU was one of the best educational institutions of the country and the Higher Education Commission had granted alma mater the status for conducting research at PhD level “This status was only granted to five universities of the country”, he added.
He assured journalists, the university will continue holding such training courses and workshops for the journalist community. This, he said was a great achievement and recognition of the university of its high standards of education.
Haji Nawaz Raza further said, the journalists without having the knowledge of computer could not survive in future. “It is necessary for the journalists to learn about the use of computer in order to update themselves”.
He asked the journalists to avail the opportunity that was being provided to them by the university.
Source: Business Recorder