NIGERIA – In Nigeria today, several internet assisted crimes known as cyber crimes are committed daily in various forms such as fraudulent electronic mails, pornography, identity theft, hacking, cyber harassment, spamming, Automated Teller Machine spoofing, piracy, and phishing.
However, students of the Department of Mass Communication, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), thronged out to sensitize the Polytechnic community on the need to shun cyber-crime and embrace legitimate means of wealth acquisition.
The students who donned different costumes as part of their requirements for MAC 417, Film Production Techniques walked round every department with banners and posters campaigning against Cyber-crime with the hashtag #belegitandproud.
Speaking during the walk, the course lecturer, Mr Steven Anu’ Adesemoye stated that:
“Costume day is an integral part of film teaching and learning in the department. What we have done differently this year, is to plug into the LASPOTECH’s campaign on zero tolerance to cybercrime and any forms of corruption. We equally identified the misnomer of getting to the top through short cut and back doors amongst the youths, and we think taking the campaign to them while in school would contain and curtail such hydra-headed monster.”
The HND 2 students of Mass Communication, Lagos State Polytechnic (broadcast option) held the rally on the Ikorodu campus of the Polytechnic with seven school (faculties) and 36 departments.
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