By Frank Oshanugor
The Acting Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) Col. Aliyu Yusuf on Friday inaugurated the Second Quarter 2021 Courses at the School auditorium in Lagos.
The Courses comprise; Advance Public Relations Course (APRC) 5/21, A2 Video Operations and X3 Graphics Design and Printing.
In his inaugural address, the Acting Commandant remarked that – the daunting challenges the armed forces are faced with today requires public support and understanding.
Col. Aliyu Yusuf commended some sections of the public and media, including bloggers and online publishers in their positive reportage of military stories.
He noted, however, the issue of inaccurate reporting of events that often graduate to sheer fabrication of fake news which has reached an alarming rate.
He said, in order to reduce the menace of fake news, the course will be focusing more on strategies to curb these issues.
He emphasized that before the end of the course – the students of APRC 5/21 will come up with an Aid Memoir and practicable modules that will serve as guides for Military Public Relations young officers in the field.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Deputy Commandant, NASPRI, Major Jonah Unuakhalu charged the students to meet up with the training objectives of the institution as it will enhance career progression and service delivery.
Major Unuakhalu disclosed that the Acting Commandant has painstakingly repackaged training activities in NASPRI to deal with contemporary realities of modern information management and practice.