The department of Mass Communication is primarily established to train and provide the needed middle level manpower in the Mass media industry. This is why the polytechnic places much premium on technological and professional skills acquisition by the students.
– To gather, investigate and report news
– Select, edit and prepare news for publication
– To produce, present and direct programmes for the electronic media
– To plan, prepare and produce materials for public relations and advertising purpose, etc.
The department of Mass Communication is in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri. The department offers theoretical and practical training of students leading to the award of National Diploma and Higher National Diploma respectively. The general entry requirements remain the same as directed by the National Board for Technical Education. Admissions are strictly based on merit and is expected that our grandaunts would excel in all areas of mass communication practice.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes are meant to give students adequate technological education and professional skills necessary for employment in various areas of mass communication industry such as Newspaper, Magazine, Radio, Television, Public relations, Advertising, News Agencies, Government and non-governmental organisations.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (ND & HND)
Five GCE, SSCE or NECO subjects passed at one or two sittings. The subjects must be passed at credit level and should include English Language, Mathematics and three Arts subjects or a National Diploma Certificate in Mass Communication, any other discipline in an accredited programme for HND programme from recognised institutions with a CGPA not less than 2.5
The qualifications obtainable after completion of the required period of time are:
– National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communication
– Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication
Efforts are in top gear for a Certificate Programme in Mass Communication to be introduced in our curriculum.