The National Universities Commission (NUC) has announced that in Nigerian universities, Mass Communication will no longer be studied as a single study course.
NUC Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who made the announcement on behalf of the commission, said that the new order will be issued in March 2020. He further announced that professors and communications professionals in Nigeria will have access to a new curriculum for communication studies at Nigerian universities.
“We have almost concluded the unbundling of Mass Communication. At the end of first quarter (of 2020), Mass Communication will not be existing as a stand-alone degree programme because it is too wide.
“We are unbundling the programme into seven different programmes: Bachelors Degrees in Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Media studies, Film studies, Cinematography or photography, Strategic Communication, and so many others.”
Nigerian Tribune reported that Journalism and Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcasting, Film and Multi-Media Studies, Development Communication Studies, and Information and Media Studies have now been unbundled into mass communication.
The NUC Secretary also revealed that Nigerian universities that may not be able to handle the newly introduced courses will be allowed to retain Mass Communication as a single study course.
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