Department of Mass Communication




About Our Department


The Department started with its first set of students in the 2016/2017 academic session. It has since then graduated two sets of students. With excellent facilities to teach all the different areas of Mass communication - broadcast, print, public relations, and advertising, the Department stands tall among her peers. It also boasts of world-class faculty, who are mostly doctorate degree holders. Recently, postgraduate programmes such as Post Graduate Diploma (PGD), Masters, and Ph.D. in Mass Communication have kicked off with students already registered for the programmes.

 

Our Philosophy 

The philosophy of Mountain Top University’s (MTU) Mass Communication programme is to produce graduates who are academically and professionally empowered with the competencies required to discharge their duties to society. Graduates will be morally and spiritually strengthened to excel in their families and the society at large.

 

Our Vision

The programme’s vision is to produce Mass Communication graduates who are conscious of their social responsibilities as Mass Communicators, who strive to become employers of labour and not remain employees.


Objectives of the Department of Mass Communication


  • To produce journalists, advertising and public relations professionals, film experts, and book publishers for leadership positions in Nigeria and across the world.
  • To produce professionals who can communicate effectively and positively with different members of society irrespective of their educational attainment.
  • To instill in graduates the virtues of hard work, respect for the law of the land, and ethical philosophy of the profession through respect for deadlines and facts.
  • To train professionals who will continue to act as the voice of the voiceless, the watchdog of the various arms of government, and socially responsible agents of the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
  • To produce Mass Communication graduates who are globally relevant through the use of innovations in Information Technology (IT) and who would creatively produce communication materials to meet societal needs, using research-based knowledge and techniques.
  • To produce Mass Communication graduates who will be partners in the search for solutions to the myriads of problems confronting society.
  • To produce God-fearing Mass Communication graduates who will be role models and are dedicated to improving and making society a better place.

Career opportunities in the field of Mass Communication


Mass Communication is a fast-growing field with various job opportunities in public relations, newspaper, radio, television, publishing houses, advertising agencies, government organizations, events and corporate communications, industries, and many other sectors. There are various job profiles available for Mass Communication professionals. These include being journalists, reporters, writers, photographers, photojournalists, broadcasters, film directors, radio and television presenters, editors, public relations officers, critics, columnists, freelancers, advertising sales agents, web editors, and media consultants, bloggers, etc.


Admission requirements to the Department of Mass Communication


General

For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two (2) sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  2. Candidates seeking admission by Direct Entry into 200 level must have at least five (5) O’level credits, with a minimum of two (2) relevant subjects at Advanced level or approved equivalents.

Admission Requirement: Four- Year Degree Programe In Mass Communication

Candidates applying to Mountain Top University are expected to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and attain the National Aggregate score. This is a statutory requirement for entry into Nigerian universities. Candidates are required to apply for programmes of their choice by completing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registration Forms. They are to ensure that their UTME subject combination qualifies them for their chosen programmes. Candidates must take at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), English Language, Literature in English, and any other two subjects from the Social Sciences, Sciences and the Arts.

 

Admission Requirement: Three- Year Degree Programmes In Mass Communication

Candidates must have obtained five credit passes at one sitting or six credit passes at two sittings at the ‘O’ Level/ Senior Secondary Certificate (WAEC, NECO, etc.) such credits must include English Language, Literature in English, and Mathematics.

In addition, candidates must possess A National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communication from a recognized institution of higher learning with a minimum of Lower Credit OR Two “A” level passes in relevant subjects, including English Literature.

 

 Inter-University Transfer

Students transferring to Mass Communication Department from the Mass Communication Department of nay recognized and accredited university will be expected to be on a CGPA of not less than 3.0 on a 5- point scale. Such students can only transfer to year III (300 level).

 

Duration Of The Programme

Mountain Top University runs a 4- year programme for candidates with WASSCE or NECO  and a 3- year programme for those with ND or other diploma certificates. 

Four- Year Programme: Candidates must have obtained five credit passes at one sitting and six credit passes at two sittings at the “O” Level/ Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE, NECO, etc.) Such credits must include: English Language, Literature in English, and Mathematics.

Three- Year Programme: In addition to the above stated “O” level subjects, candidates who possess a National Diploma in Mass Communication, Diploma in Mass Communication, or other related disciplines as approved by the University Senate are considered for admission. Such Diploma MUST be with a minimum of Lower Credit.

 

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Research scope in Mass Communication


The scope of research in the Department of Mass Communication covers all areas of communication - Print media, Mass media, public relations, advertising, development communication, and film studies. The research is carried out with a special focus on the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Staff of the Department

Academic Staffs


MBAKA Chinyere Azuka

MBAKA Chinyere Azuka

Dr., Mass Communication 
Area of specialization/research: Communication, Language and Media for Development, Health Communication, Uses and Effects of Communication Media and Tools, Digital Communication and Multimedia Production, Children and Gender Studies
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NJOKU Chioma Naboth

NJOKU Chioma Naboth

Dr., Mass Communication 
Area of specialization/research: Communication and Public Health. Development Communication. Journalism Research
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ONI Babatunde Olagoke

ONI Babatunde Olagoke

Professor, Mass Communication 
Area of specialization/research: International Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication
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RICHARD Sholabomi Florence

RICHARD Sholabomi Florence

Mrs., Mass Communication 
Area of specialization/research: NA
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UDEH kenneth Chekwube

UDEH kenneth Chekwube

Dr., Mass Communication 
Area of specialization/research: Development Communication, Digital Media and Multimedia Journalism
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WELLINGTON Ngozi Abigail

WELLINGTON Ngozi Abigail

Mrs, Mass Communication 
Area of specialization/research: Public Relations and Advertising Electronic media and family communication New media and adolescents
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