Canon Central North Africa (CCNA), a leader in imaging solutions, says it has sealed a deal with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to inspire and enrich the next generation of students on photography and cinematography.
According to it, this is through new and innovative products and workshops.
Somesh Adukia, Managing Director, CCNA, made the disclosure at a webinar on Thursday in Lagos during the official launch of the Canon collaboration in UNILAG.
Adukia noted that the collaboration would deliver Canon’s commitment to enhancing art, skill and future careers of the next generation, by investing expertise, technology and opportunities.
He stated that apart from education, the company was striving to support communities where the products are being used.
“Canon wants students to generate future livelihood for themselves including opportunities.
“Students can contribute and they are not dependent on someone who provides for them but they become self-sufficient.
“The first and most important thing is to acquire education; academic skills or education on necessary skills” he said.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said that the actualisation of the Canon project was part of the institution’s vision.
Ogundipe said: “We need to develop skills in our students, expose them to the reality of life and take off.
“The vision was to develop our students. We have facilities to train and more are still coming.
“The university will register company for our students and in the next five years, we should be able to register 5,000.
“We will have mentors that will be mentoring them.
“With Canon coming on board, many students will come and with the start off grants, many students will be encourage,” he said.
Also, Dr Sunday Adebisi, Director, ESDC of the university, said that students would be equipped with skills of cinematography and photography without a fee.
Adebisi said that students could learn the art of telling their story using imaging. (NAN)