Institutionalising children journalism education in Nigerian communication/media studies

Olusola Oyero


The media have a responsibility to voice the rights of children but need to be better equipped to do
so. Repositioning the media is best initiated within an educational framework as education brings
about progress in practical fields and invariably leads to improvements in society as seen in studies
in development communication, health communication, science communication, environmental
communication, etc. (Craig, 2000). Children journalism education will undoubtedly go a long way
in improving children’s media practice. This paper calls for a journalism education programme in
Nigeria to remediate the shortcomings observed in the African child’s media world and to promote
the rights of children and the realisation of their dreams.

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