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Daily Trust holds training workshop for education writers Monday

By Martin Paul Abuja Daly

Trust Foundation, a subsidiary of Media Trust Limited, publisher of Daily Trust Newspapers, has concluded arrangements for a-one-week training for education correspondents across the country.

A brochure made available to prospective participants, stated that the workshop is one of the Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs) of the Foundation to train education writers on various aspects of reporting the sector.

The workshop, which is co-sponsored by MacAthur Foundation, kicks-off Monday in Abuja and would focus on “issues in education sector/data journalism”.

The training workshop, according to the brochure, would be “geared towards introducing participants to various uses of data and infographics in reporting the sector”.

Other areas of focus would include: “Investigating the education sector: A reporter’s experience; Issues on National Policy on Education, changes, challenges and prospects since independence; and Issues on Universal Basic Education, management, quality of teaching and welfare in basic and secondary schools.

Others are issues on Regulatory Agencies: NUC, NBTE, UBEC, among others, problems and prospects; issues on School Feeding Programme, philosophy, challenges and prospects; issues of Teacher Education in Nigeria as well as Introduction of data Journalism, Use of Excel and inforgraphics on education”

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