After being certificated by the Oyo State Board for Technical and Vocational Education (BOTAVED) to run its photography school, one of the respected digital photography outfits in Nigeria, Pixels Digital has unveiled its plan to include a course of study for Sports photo-journalism.
The Chief Executive Officer of the outfit, Omolaraeni Olaosebikan said: “photography has long become an integral part of any sporting activities, which made pictures an essential component of a sports’ meet and Pixels has a lot to contribute into the proficiency of this vocation”.
She added that their management has entered into discussion with the Department of Communication and Language Arts of the University of Ibadan with a view to collaborate and work out course outline for Sports Photo-journalism that would be run at the new government approved Pixels International Photo Academy, Ibadan.
Olaosebikan explained this while speaking with newsmen at the Bodija head office in Ibadan, where she described Pixels International Academy as an art school designed to enable people develop professional confidence, technical proficiency, explore and define their own divergent creative vision.
“This announcement by the government’s agency came at a time the company is putting measures in place to celebrate its 16 years of building global standard creative capacity for young people and contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria through technical and vocational training.
She stated further that the academy is laced with the goal of helping the populace to discover a career in photography, adding that Pixels has always been involved in many major sporting events in the city of Ibadan.
“Over the years we have been partnering with Splash FM and Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, the organizer of the annual Ibadan City Marathon, we gave this year’s edition a good coverage by flying drones to capture the aerial view of the distance runners.
“We are also one of the sponsors of 2019 Ibadan Golf Club’s Lady Open, where we captured great golfing actions. We believe the program would be of great benefits to many sports’ journalists that aspired to widen their knowledge in digital photography world”, Pixels CEO noted.