The National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria’s apex body in charge of overseeing university education has approved the unbundling of Mass Communication as a course of study in the country’s citadels of higher learning.
As gathered, Mass Communication will cease to be an academic programme while in its place, seven programs will be awarded.
Whether as a faculty of Arts or Social Science endeavour, the programme currently known as Mass Communication will now be split into seven degree awarding programmes.
- Journalism and Media Studies
- Public Relations
- Film and Multi-Media Studies
- Development Communications Studies
- Information & Media Studies
BlackBox Nigeria cannot however ascertain when this new programming will take off.