Department Of Mass Communication
The youngest Department in the Faculty of Social Sciences is Mass Communication which was established in 1992.
The Department of Mass Communication has a Licensed Digital Radio Studio which has conducted text transmission. The NTA College Jos is affiliated to the
Department which awards Ahmed Bello University University Degrees.
The Department of Mass Communication was conceived in 1976 but took off in 1992/1993 following the approval by the National University Commission (NUC) of B.Sc. degree in Mass Communication Programme. The first set of 58 students were admitted in 1992 and graduated in 1998. Their prolonged stay was due to the ASUU strikes of 1993/94.
The department was initially housed in the ground floor of the Geography Block uptill 2001 when it moved to its present site in N-Block of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The first head of department was Dr. Ben. Uchegbu (now professor) up to 1995 when he departed to the University of West Indies. The second was late Dr. Joe De-goshie, who later became the first Dean of the new Faculty of Social Sciences, carved out of the former Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) in 1996/1997. He was the head of department up to 2000. The two, with six other academic and three administrative staff were the foundation members. By 2011, the staff strength has increased to 18 academics and three secretarial staff as well as messengers/cleaners. The third head of department was Dr. S. Salau from 2000 to 2004.
The mission is to impact knowledge in the academic disciplines of Mass Communication to men and women of all races within the context of a dynamic multidisciplinary approach. The Department has a commitment to produce graduates in Mass Communication who can contribute positively in national and international milieuGo to Top
Academic ProgrammesB.Sc. Mass Communication
PGD Mass Communication (Part-Time)
M.Sc Mass Communication (Full-time)
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