NUC Officially Agrees To Phase Out Mass Communication Degree In Nigeria

It is now official! The end of Mass Communication degree programme in Nigerian universities has been okayed by the National Universities Commission. Seven new degrees have emerged from Mass Communication which is gradually being phased out from Universities in Nigeria.

The NUC has approved the Curriculum for the unbundling of the Mass Communication Programme in Nigerian universities. This has resulted in the emergence of seven Degree-awarding Programmes and the phasing out of the single BSc/BA Degree Programme in Mass Communication currently offered in different Faculties in different universities.

The seven new Programmes/Departments, to be domiciled in a Faculty / School / College of Communication and Media Studies are: Journalism & Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcasting, Film & Multi-Media Studies, Development Communication Studies, Information &
Media Studies.

It would be recalled that the Draft Document comprising the Curricula for the seven new Programmes was submitted to the NUC on 5th February 2018 at an impressive ceremony attended by a wide variety of Stakeholders including eminent Professors of Mass Communication/Communication Studies from many 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 Theater Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU); Media Organizations such as the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA); Print Media Journalists; and International Development Agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF, the MacArthur Foundation among others.

Click here to see details of the seven new courses to replace mass communication degree

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in a Nigerian University.

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  1. Hmmmm

  2. That’s not bad anyway. The students will be pushed to a particularity.

  3. Beautiful

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