please is it true that some Universities have cancelled mass communication as a course ?...

please is it true that some Universities have cancelled mass communication as a course ?
or it's just a rumour ??
I have made research and I didn't see such thing.
please help me confirm please.?

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Gaby
1 month ago
NUC unbundles Mass Communication
Degree into Seven degree awarding
programmes while making Mass
Communication to become a Faculty.
The seven new Programmes/Departments,
to be domiciled in a Faculty of Mass
Communication are:
1. Journalism & Media Studies
2. Public Relations
3. Advertising
4. Broadcasting
5. Film & Multi-Media Studies
6. Development Communication Studies
7. Information & Media Studies
This is a great news…better professionals
will emerge from 2025!
NUC splits Mass Comm., 3 other degree
programmes
The National Universities Commission
(NUC) says it has unbundled Mass
Communication into seven separate
degree programmes to meet present
demand.
The Commission also said that degree
programmes in Agriculture, Architecture
and Creative Art have also been split into
different ones, with the changes expected
to take effect in this year in all universities
in the country.
NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar
Rasheed, who made this known to
newsmen in Abuja, said Mass
Communication has been unbundled into
Media Studies, Public Relation Studies,
Cinematography, among others.
He said the present Agriculture degree
programme in the universities is now
broken into Forestry, Soil Science, Plant
Science and others.
Prof. Rasheed, who dismissed news
making round in some quarters that the
Federal Government has abolished
catchment area as part of criteria for
admission into Nigerian universities, said
peddlers of such information probably
misconstrued the government decision to
ensure more national spread of students
in all federal universities.
The NUC boss lamented the behaviour of
some communities who always want to
flood institutions located in their area with
their kith and kin, “saying our universities
are being dangerously localized”.
On the reports of over 100 fake professors
in Nigerian universities, the NUC boss
confirmed that there were fake professors
in the system but said he was yet to get
the real figure.
Speaking further, the NUC boss revealed
that there are about 61,000 lecturers
teaching in Nigerian universities while
only about 10,000 of them are professors.
Rasheed said institutions like polytechnics,
colleges of education, inter-university
centre as well as research institutes
cannot produce professors as only the
University’s Senate has the power to
promote academic staff to the professorial
position.
He expressed worry over the upsurge of
illegal degree-awarding institutions,
saying the Commission is compiling a
comprehensive list of such illegal
universities and working with the National
Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure that
graduates of such institutions and other
fake universities from nearby countries
are not mobilised for the one-year
mandatory service.
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