About the Department

About us


Mass Communication started as a program in the Department of Languages and Mass Communication at the inception of the University in October 2002. An autonomous Department of Mass Communication was created in September 2004 and has since made steady progress. The Department also has more than 50% of its academic staff with Ph.D. and the remaining staff members have all reached advanced stages in their doctoral studies. The Department has graduated 18 sets of students. Alongside the mainstream Mass Communication Programme, the Department runs a special Public Relations and Advertising, Broadcast and Journalism, and Print Journalism track sequence from the 300 Level for students to specialize in.


The Vision of the Department is to attain and remain a centre of excellence in the training of total communication graduates, capable of achieving self-development and contributing to national and international developmental goals and objectives through creative, innovative and professional use of the mass media.


Since communication is vital to individual, societal and national life, our overriding philosophy is to run a dynamic and industry-friendly curriculum that will help drive capacity building, practical exposure and training, and community-based research that will support the attainment of national and international development goals like Vision 20: 2020 and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


The objectives of the Mass Communication programme include the following:
1. To provide students with a balanced and broad-based training in the various fields of   mass communication.

2. To provide sound, theoretical and practice-based education in the media-centred domains of mass communication.

3. To equip students with knowledge of media practice in Nigeria, Africa and the world through the study of concepts, theories and methods that provide such knowledge.

4. To expose students to modern developments and technology in information gathering and dissemination through the mass media, with emphasis on computer-assisted reporting and on-line journalism.

5. To evolve appropriate philosophies and policies for the operation and management of the country’s communication sector.

6. To engineer efficient and effective communication support services for our various human and national development programmes and objectives.

7. To undertake research on a continuous basis into the state of our national communication media, and make the findings available to policy makers.

8. To undertake studies in areas that will help the nation meet her VISION 20:2020 targets as well as drive the actualisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Km. 10 Idiroko Road, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State

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