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History was made at University of Lagos on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 with the official launching of the first campus television in Nigeria. The Television Channel 184 (Star Times) and the TV logo was unveiled by the management of the University led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS. In his remarks, the Chairman Unilag Multi – Media Ventures Board’s; Professor O. A. Falaiye asserted that the television station will be run professionally. According to him, Unilag Television station has 60% local content and it is poised to challenge the existing media. 

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was grateful to the President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR led Government for approving the television station as the first/pioneer station in West Africa. In his words, the Vice Chancellor stressed that the University will ensure that the activities of Creative Arts and Computer Engineering would be merged to come up with profitable package. Answering questions from other media organisations, the Vice Chancellor reiterated that the station will be free of any interference and control from the University Management. Also, there would be interplay between Entertainment and Research. The Vice Chancellor equally urged the management of the Venture to to have a wider vision and should not limit itself to Unilag only. Professor Ogundipe stressed that students would be involved at the project as laboratory as it is the desire of the University to ignite the potentials from the students. It was confirmed that the Ventures has gotten some equipment from Step B (World Bank). The Television station was later launched and the logo was unveiled at the instance of Principal Officers, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, Council members and other members of teaching and non- teaching staff. The Office of Advancement was well represented at the ceremony.   

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