Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) has given reasons it supports the splitting of Mass Communication in universities by the National Universities Commission, NUC.
The National President of NUJ, Chris Isiguzo who spoke in Bauchi said the NUJ was an initiator of the unbundling exercise by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Isiguzo said: “We are a party to the unbundling exercise. In fact, we initiated the idea.
This is what is obtainable in developed countries, so we’re trying to catch up. We need a situation where professionals will graduate and will have good knowledge of what they went to school to study in school.
Mass Communication is a compound course to master in 4 years,” he said.
Isiguzo further stated that the NUJ, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Nigerian Institute Public Relations (NIPR), Radio, Television, Theater and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) are all in support of the idea.
The President who was in Bauchi state on a two-day interaction visit with members of NUJ said that the Union is working to ensure that all journalists are captured in the National Health Insurance Scheme.