Nigerian Army School of Public Relations plans new courses
The Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and
Information (NASPRI), Lagos, says it will add more
courses to its curriculum if it gains accreditation
from the National Board for Technical Education
The Commandant, Col. John Agim, disclosed the
plan on Wednesday in Lagos in an interview with
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Agim said that the courses would only be added
after NBTE would have accorded the institution
the status of a polytechnic.
“The school is collaborating with the Nigerian
Institute of Public Relations to get the National
Body for Technical Education to accredit it.
“We are planning to make the school run
different courses; right now, we have news
reporting, photography, video and graphic design
but what we intend to do first is to get the
“We intend to have mass communication, graphic
design and graphic arts, a department of
photography that will take care of everything in
“We also intend to have a diploma course in
Public Relations,’’ Agim said.
He added that though the school had not started
training civilians, few corporate organisations
have been relating with it, supporting and being
“When the school gets approval, we will have
both the military and civilians taking lectures and
presently, we have staffers of Ministry of Defence
who are lecturing here,’’ he said.
The commandant said that NASPRI was a centre
for NIPR examination with which it had been
collaborating for a long time.
He said that as a graduate of the school, there
were some courses which a person would skip
while taking courses from NIPR.
“As soon as the school is given accreditation,
there are some courses and levels that you will
skip in NIPR being a graduate of this school.
“This is because the courses we are doing are
similar to those of the NIPR,’’ Agim said.
He added that students of the school were sent
out for industrial attachments in different fields
to specialise on the course they were undergoing
in the school.
“In NASPRI now we are training the Army, Navy,
Airforce personnel information managers and I
can tell you that our products are doing very well
in the field.
“Although we have infrastructure problems, what
we are using to compensate for that is the rich
content of the course.
“I have some students that after graduation they
gain admission into some tertiary institutions and
they are always ahead of other students because
they have already offered some of the courses,’’
Agim added that though the course run quarterly,
their rich contents are priceless and important to
every student of public relations.