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  • Welcome to department of MASS COMMUNICATION

    The mass communication discipline is unique because it provides a focus for convergence of technologies. Its uniqueness naturally defines its role and dictates its increasing relevance in several disciplines and modern practices and techniques. The scope of application of mass communication in the modern scientific and technological context is, therefore, infinitely wide. Students are equipped in the Department and are thus encouraged to function, research and engage in collaborative projects in wide professional contexts.

    : . HISTORY

    MASS COMMUNICATION


    Mass communication was one of the courses established at the inception of Nnamdi Azikiwe University as a federal university in 1992. The Mass Communication programme started as a unit in the department of sociology in the faculty of arts and social sciences. It became an autonomous full fledged department in 1996 and has since then grown very rapidly. The department was established to teach courses leading to the award of the B.Sc. degree in Mass Communication and took off with 60 pioneer students in 1992. It graduated its first set of students in the 1996/97 academic year and new sets has graduated annually ever since.

     

    The population of students now stands at 395 of students (Regular/Full-time students), with teaching staff of 17. There are also 743 part-time students enrolled in the Continuing Education


    : . HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

    PROF CHINYERE STELLA OKUNNA


    The objective of the Mass Communication programme is to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for working as professionals in a wide variety of communication areas comprising radio, television, motion picture, newspaper, magazine, ...

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    PRE-DEGREE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN MASS COMMUNICATION

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    VALIDITY AND OBJECTIVITY OF PROGRAMME

    There is growing interest in media studies among mass media practitioners and many other categories of people who wish to work in or with the mass media, or who merely desire media literacy to enable them to better understand the media and the indispensable role they play in this information age. (Understandably, therefore, Pre-degree Diploma (PDD) programmes in mass communication are in demand at both polytechnic and university levels.

    At Nnamdi Azikiwe University where Mass Communication is already a very popular course of study, interest in a pre-degree Diploma Programme is, expectedly, very high indeed. The programme is of great benefit to both university and the society: the university benefits in terms of furthering its policy of academic excellence, while the society gains from the training of a skilled work force for nation building and development.

    OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMME

    The Pre-Degree Diploma programme designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills required for working in a wide variety of communication areas comprising radio, television, motion picture, newspaper, magazine, public relations, advertising, book publishing and different types of information services.

    NATURE OF THE PROGRAMME

    The programme runs for two academic sessions or four semesters. It is full Ėtime and lectures take place on weekdays (Mondays-Fridays). In addition to classroom lectures, students will be exposed to practical/field work in print and broadcast journalism, as well as in public relations and advertising. This practical training will take place in the departmentís studios as well as in public relations and advertising. This practical training will take place in the departmentís studios as well as in mass media and other establishments in and outside Anambra State.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    To qualify for admission into the programme, a candidate must posses a minimum of five (5) Oí level credit passes obtained at not more than two sittings from SSCE/NECO/GCE or any other examinations acceptable to the senate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. These passes must include credits in English literature in English and one science subject. In addition, a minimum of a pass in mathematics is required.

    OPPORTUNITY FOR ADMISSION INTO DEPARTMENTíS B.SC DEGREE PROGRAMME

    On successful completion of the two-year diploma program, candidates who score a minimum of 3.00 CGPA and apply to the department for direct entry admission through JAMB would be considered for admission into the departmentís B.Sc. degree programme, subject to availability of places.

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