AAUA, NUJ plan PGD in Journalism
In its quest to provide platforms for journalists and graduates of Mass Communication to upgrade their academic qualifications, authorities of the Ondo State-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), has directed that the process of offering Postgraduate programmes in Mass Communication-related courses be worked out immediately.
To this effect, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun has directed the School’s Department of Mass Communication to come up with a framework and necessary papers for the Management to officially approve the take-off of Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD programmes in the field.
Ajibefun gave the directive in his office while playing host to the new Executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo state council.
The Vice Chancellor described the media as a very important profession in the society, hence the need for the institution to expedite action on the union’s request.
The State Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Adetona Aderoboye had earlier requested that the university should approve the commencement of Postgraduate programmes in Mass Communication-related fields.
The NUJ Chairman also noted that no tertiary institution in the state is offering postgraduate courses in the field of journalism, hence the need for AAUA to give accelerated approval to the Postgraduate programmes.
Aderoboye equally appealed to the authority to include the programmes among the courses that would be offered at the proposed campus at the Ondo State Public Service Training Institute (PSTI), Ilara-Mokin.
The NUJ leadership had last month visited the Management of PSTI where it was disclosed that a satellite campus of AAUA would soon be located at the institute for first degree courses and postgraduate programmes.