Three members of the Union of Campus Journalists, LAUTECH have been selected for and inducted into the Journalism For Liberty Fellowship by Liberalist Center.
The induction was held at Ilorin, Kwara state, between the eve of Friday, 28 October 2022 , and noon, Saturday, 29 October 2022.
The fellowship by The Liberalist Centre, a libertarian think tank and educational center that promotes pro-freedom ideas for human flourishing seeks to engage mid-career journalists and writers who are passionate about the concepts of individual liberty, a free market, and limited government.
The liberalist Center works to better the public’s knowledge of the importance of freedom, peace, the rule of law, the free market, and limited government.
Selected members for UCJ LAUTECH are; Hamzat Mariam, 500L Pure and Applied Biology; Adeyanju Gbadegesin, 300L Computer Engineering; and Idowu Paul, 200L Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Following an evaluation of the applications they submitted in response to the fellowship call for applications, they were shortlisted. The fellowship will be completed over the course of six months, primarily remotely as the first cohort of the Fellowship.
This reporter, Idowu Paul, who attended the training, shared how he felt to be selected, and how being shortlisted has motivated him.
“I was beatific and felt really lucky to be selected. However, I see this as an opportunity to further prune my skills and unleash more creativity.”
Similarly, Gbadegesin Adeyanju, also shared how he felt to be among the shortlisted applicants.
“I’m happy to be selected and being part of the first set of fellows is really a good thing for me.”
The training consists of presentations, games, and lots more. Facilitators included Dotun Famoriyo, Jon Hersey, Leonard Ogunweide, Omolola Afolabi, and Ibrahim Adeyemi.
Also, speaking with Hamzat on her biggest motivation from the training, “I understand better that no one is free except we are all free. Therefore, it’s up to us all to do our parts.”
Likewise, Adeyanju further remarked on the motivation he got from the training. “My biggest motivation from the training is to speak for the voiceless because I am not safe if they are not safe. The training was insightful and interactive,’ he said.