The National Universities Commission has phased out Mass Communication studies in Nigerian universities.
The commission said it has unbundled Mass Communication into seven separate degree programmes to meet current demands.
NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said this will take effect from the 2020 university admissions.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the NUC boss disclosed that Mass Communication has been unbundled into Media Studies, Public Relations Studies, Cinematography and others.
He stated, “The seven new programmes/departments to be domiciled in a Faculty/ School/College of Communication and Media Studies are Journalism and Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcasting, Film and Multi-Media Studies, Development Communication Studies, Information and Media Studies.”