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Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by GLeesMODEL(m): 8:53pm On Feb 08
Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out In Nigeria As Professors Submit New Curricula To NUC

If you have a degree in Mass Communication, or you are currently studying to get this degree, or you have friends who have something to do with this degree in Nigeria, then you should be interested in this story. It seems the era of having Mass Communication as a degree in Nigeria is nearing an end.

Professors, professionals and practitioners of communication in Nigeria have presented new communication curricula to National Universities Commission (NUC).

A document containing new curricula for communication studies in Nigerian universities, which seeks to unbundle mass communication and create seven degree awarding departments to be domiciled under a School/College of Communication in its place, was formally presented to the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, in Abuja on Tuesday, 5th February 2019.

Proponents of the new curricula who have been working on it for the past two years and who were present to advocate for its acceptance and adoption included professors and senior lecturers from the departments of mass communication/communication studies of numerous universities spread across the six geo-political zones of the country; regulatory agencies such as the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Nigerian Press Council (NPC); professional bodies such as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and Radio, Television and Theartre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU); practitioners such as the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), print media journalists and the Director of Public Relations of the Nigerian Navy; and international development agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF and the MacArthur Foundation.


The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro was also personally present to support the NUC Executive Secretary and to present a goodwill message at the ceremony.

The seven independent degree-awarding departments which the curricula seek to establish in place of mass communication are: Journalism & Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcasting, Film & Multimedia Studies, Development Communication Studies, and Information & Media Studies. Those who formally presented the curricula on behalf of the communication professors, professionals and practitioners were Professors Umaru Pate (Convener), Idowu Sobowale, Ralph Akinfeleye and Tonnie Iredia.


Receiving the document, the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Rasheed said a review of the mass communication curriculum was long overdue and promised to expedite action in the process of finalizing and adopting the curricula.

Prof. Eserinune McCarty Mojaye of the Department of Mass Communication, Kwara State University was among the notable dignitaries at the ceremony who also included Professors Palph Akinfeleye, Idowu Sobowale, Umaru Pate, Tonnie Iredia, Stella Okunna, Nnanyelugo Okoro, Sunny Udeze, Muyiwa Popoola, Godwin Oboh, Mr. Kingsley Osadolor and a host of others.


(from left to right) are: Professors Muyiwa Popoola of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo; Sunny Udeze of Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu; Nnanyelugo Okoro of University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Idowu Sobowale of McPherson University, Seriki-Sotayo, Ajebo; Stella Okunna of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Ralph Akinfeleye of University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos; Godwin Oboh of Benson Idahosa University, Benin City; Umaru Pate of Bayero University, Kano; and Eserinune McCarty Mojaye of Kwara State University, Malete.



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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Alphafeezay(m): 8:55pm On Feb 08
Yes na, social media has turned all of us to journalist!!! grin

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Richdad50(m): 9:44pm On Feb 08
I once said that I will never allow anyone I know to study 'Mass Communication' as a Degree. A roudy degree. They have the highest number of unemployable graduates in Nigeria.
Nothing pisses a recruiter than seeing a Mass Communication Degree on a Resume. Believe me. A recruiter once told me in confidence that he had preferred a Public Administrator to a Mass Communicator. No offence.

#Richdad

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by cutesmilez(f): 9:44pm On Feb 08
Mtweee. They only know how to create new courses. More new courses everyday and no place to work...


Misplaced priority

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by fabulousfortune(m): 9:46pm On Feb 08
Fake news undecided

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Ekakamba: 9:47pm On Feb 08
Must Nollywood mad men always eat bread? grin tongue

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Dshocker(m): 9:47pm On Feb 08
cutesmilez:
shocked

Can you please close your mouth
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by prophetic69(m): 9:47pm On Feb 08
The tech age is here....

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by visijo(m): 9:49pm On Feb 08
What am I seeing?
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Weselion(m): 9:50pm On Feb 08
I think this is a nice concept.

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Chidexd34: 9:52pm On Feb 08
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Oma307: 9:52pm On Feb 08
ok
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Geesaintagape: 9:52pm On Feb 08
Next is banking

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by DanDeeBoss(m): 9:52pm On Feb 08
fabulousfortune:
Fake news undecided
grin
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by anochuko01(m): 9:54pm On Feb 08
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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by DanDeeBoss(m): 9:54pm On Feb 08
Na wao.. Mass communication students and graduates go vex.... More courses would soon join the train... angry Dem kill one come add seven shocked

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by lonelydora: 9:55pm On Feb 08
Back in UNN, Mass Communication girls were like hot cakes. They can 'form' for Africa. No, i can't forget Nneka. Things we do for love shaa

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by ReginaeGirault: 9:56pm On Feb 08
Reading comments on nairaland just makes you wonder, how many Nigerians bother to read a story beyond its headline, or is it comprehension issue?

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by 11Anonymous(m): 9:57pm On Feb 08
Where will they work?
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by OMOTOWO(m): 9:57pm On Feb 08
Geesaintagape:
Next is banking
yes I support u.I don't still know the usefulness of that course walahi.Click like if you think BAF is very useless

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by OkaNaUbe(m): 9:58pm On Feb 08
grin
OYO na the case o, le le le.
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Yankee101: 9:58pm On Feb 08
Just because you want to breakdown anatomy and physiology does not mean you abolish the school of medicine

Tautology

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by PennywysCares(m): 9:59pm On Feb 08
Better
Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Justpd: 10:00pm On Feb 08
Good development.

Those aforementioned are the branches of mass communication, so it's good when a student picks just one branch and specializes on it, instead of studying all of them in one course and having mastery of none.

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Shaev7(m): 10:01pm On Feb 08
When will this country change? They only know how to spoil things and will never correct... They will introduce it now and later cause chaos to those who studied it...

Who curse this nation?

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Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by adecz: 10:02pm On Feb 08
angry angry angry angry

It was a similar idle, motley group of
so-called dons & eggheads that gathered
some time back & decided to remove

1) History
2) Geography

from secondary school's curriculum.

Their mates in other parts of the world are
busy with research & discoveries, they are
here, dreaming up meaningless schemes, just
to collect sitting allowance.

Who send them sef?

Nonsense & ingredients!!!

angry angry angry angry angry angry angry

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