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HOD’s Statement

Welcome to the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria Nsukka. This is one of the oldest departments of the University and its establishment was inspired by the journalistic impact of the renowned Nigerian Pre-colonial Journalist, Payne Jackson. Hence, the department is known as the Jackson school of Journalism, while members of the department are referred to as the Jacksonites. Since inception, the department has grown enormously in both human and material resources. With nearly a hundred richly resourceful teaching and technical personnel, it is one of the most equipped departments of the university. Also with a functional communication studio for study practical, a specious library with rich study materials and a rare collection of historical newspaper documentations of national happenings across the country, down to the 1960s, the department is suitably positioned to nurture and produce the best of young minds in the field of communication and journalism. Mass Communication is a professional course that cut across fields such as Broadcasting, Print Journalism, Photography, Cinematography, Public Relations and Advertising, etc. The Department of Mass Communication of the University of Nigeria Nsukka has produced countless eminent personalities that have impacted immensely on the progress of Nigeria in no small ways. The Department is still in the business of doing that progressively. Avail yourself of these rich opportunities existing within the Department to be refined into a communication professional. We wish you all the best and God’s blessings. Barr.P.N. Nwokolo, Ph.D

Brief History

The founders of the University of Nigeria believed that there was need to train Nigerians locally and in sufficient numbers for the formidable task of informing and guiding contemporary and future generations. On the basis of this philosophy, the University had as one of its original curricula, this degree in communication education. It was hoped that graduates of the programme would be able to contribute to the development of the country through the power of the pen applied not only through the press but through the vast reaches of the broadcast media, film production and allied persuasive fields namely, public relations and advertising.

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