The National President of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ Ifeayinwa Omowole says mentorship of up-coming journalists is key to ensuring proper practice of the profession
Speaking during an interactive session with members of Ghana Association of Women in Media in Accra, she said it was for this reason that NAWOJ introduced mentorship programme for graduates of Mass Communication in Nigeria to keep them abreast with new techniques in reportage.
According to Omowole, the programme will prepare the mind-set of young female journalists to develop interest in all the various beats in newsrooms. She explained that passion for the profession was necessary for practitioners to live up to their responsibilities
In her remarks, President of Ghana Association of Women in Media, Mavis Kitcher called on women journalists to strive towards updating themselves on modern trends in journalism as well as Information and Communication Technology , ICT. She said that knowledge of ICT was inevitable,as such the need for capacity building could not be over emphasized.