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NUC unbundles Mass Communication degree, new programmes announced

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has separated Mass Communication degree into seven different degree programmes.

According to NUC’s executive secretary, Abubakar Rasheed, there will be nothing like mass communication as a degree programme in universities across Nigeria.

He disclosed during a press briefing on Thursday that mass communication has been unbundled into “Journalism and Media Studies”, “Public Relations”, “Advertising”, “Broadcasting, Film and Multi-Media Studies”, “Development Communication Studies and Information”, and “Media Studies”.

Rasheed noted that the commission will retain Mass Communication for the universities that are yet to develop the full competencies required in the newly-introduced areas.

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