The Management of Yaba College of Technology says it is dialoguing with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to resolve a disagreement delaying take-off of the college’s radio station.
Dr Charles Oni, Director, Public Relations Unit, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.
He said that the conflict borders on the use of the licence in both campuses of the college at Yaba and Epe, for which the college duly applied.
“We have an area of conflict with NBC. Initially, when we applied for the licence, it was intended for both campuses.
“But now, NBC is saying otherwise. We are trying to sort it out,’’ Oni said.
According to him, the management has completed a new digitalised studio for the radio station and will begin test transmission soon.
He said that the fully digitalised radio studio, with state-of-the-art gadgets, was built and funded by the college.
Oni said that the radio station would be used to train students in the non-formal education setting.
He said that the college wanted to key into training in non-formal education essentially, through the open distance and flexible learning system.
According to him, non-formal education is important and central to mass-literacy, especially in areas of vocational and technical education in Nigeria.
“We are trying to emulate India, China and some other countries where radio is being used as an input to enhance mass education.
“Students can receive lectures wherever they receive the radio station frequency.
“We are talking with Nigeria Broadcasting Commission on this innovation and so as soon as they give us the final approval, we will go on air fully.