The Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial district, Senator Stella Oduah has trained 236 members of her constituency in broadcast journalism and film making.
The students who were drawn from each of the seven local government areas that make up her constituency were also trained in other courses including acting, script writing and cinematography.
Speaking during their graduation ceremony at the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS)’s Film Academy on Monday, Oduah who was represented by her aide, Iwuchukwu Samuel said the senator is passionate about human capital development, and has trained a huge number of people from her area.
“I believe in human capital development and because the job is not there, I believe that if you have skills, you can use it to fulfill your dreams and also be self sufficient.
“These graduants have passion for the courses they read, but didn’t have the resources to make their dreams come through, so we only facilitated their coming to here to fulfill that passion.
“We picked 100 persons from all the seven local government areas in the northern zone, but of course, some people couldn’t graduate. I want to announce that it does not just end here; we have plans to employ some of the students who studied broadcast journalism in Buwa TV, which is one of our establishments, which is also on Startimes.
“All that you need to practicalise what you have learnt is in Buwa TV. For those who will seek greener pastures elsewhere, we wish you the very best in life,” Oduah said.
Earlier, the Rector of ABS Film Academy, an Affiliate of Anambra Broadcasting Service, Mr Gab Okpalaeze congratulated the grandaunts for successfully completing the course.
He said: “We thank Senator Oduah who has successfully taken this number of young people out of the streets by giving them skills. We are also working to partner with other politicians to ensure that every youth in Anambra is trained.
“Already, the Anambra State governments through the office of the Special Adviser on Youth Affairs have reached out to us, and more people will be trained this time when the next session commences.