Objectives of educational broadcasting in Nigeria

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The Federal Government of Nigeria established the Schools Broadcast Unit (SBU) in 1964 to produce television programmes for schools in the Federal Capital Territory of Lagos. However, according to Agun & Imogie (1988), the first major breakthrough for Nigeria’s federal government in educational broadcasting came in 1984 (20 years later) with the establishment of National Educational Technology Centre (NETC), under the Federal Ministry of Education to regularise educational broadcasting in the country with the following objectives:
• to train educational broadcasters and visual aid specialists;
• to develop and produce instructional aids;
• to produce and transmit educational programmes on Radio and and Television;
• to conduct workshops and seminars on the application of audio-visual technology to classroom teachings.

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