The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has confirmed the unbundling of Mass Communication as a course into three different compartments and plans to implement same in computer science studies.
Executive Secretary of the Board Professor Idris Mohammed Bugaje stated this in Kaduna at the closing of a five-day critique of the new curriculum of the courses by major stakeholders.
Represented by his Special Assistant Mallam Ibrahim Bashir Bello, the NBTE, Executive Secretary said the new courses of study being introduced were Journalism and Media Studies, Strategic Communication and Media Studies and then Film and Multimedia Production.
Professor Idris Bugaje maintained that the courses would be thought at Higher Diploma Level in all the Technical, Vocational and Colleges of Education Study Centres across the country and urged the various Institutions to sponsor lecturers so as to update their knowledge on the courses.
A Chief Lecturer at the Mass Communication Department Abdu Gusau Federal Polytechnic Zamfara State, Mallam Lawal Umar Maradun commended the NBTE for the development stating that it has brought some level of relief to the Polytechnic Lecturers who can now concentrate on a particular area of specialization.
The resource person Mr. Jide Johnson stressed that the new curriculum has been critique by respected professionals and will equip Nigerian Journalists on contemporary Journalism practices and beyond. (RadioNigeria)