Department of Mass Communication

 

Azeez Olusegun SANNI, PhD, arpa

Head, Department of Mass Communication

Welcome to the Department of Mass Communication

As-salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

Welcome to the Department of Mass Communication of Fountain University of Osogbo. With us, you are no longer in dreamland but ready to actualize your dreams and ambitions. We are sure you most certainly possess the requisite resourcefulness to undertake an academic endeavour with a desire to become relevant in your chosen field of study. Rest assured, we are always here to be of assistance in making it a reality. This is with services and adequate grooming to make sure you are at peace with your inner self and also your God.

There is a constant need to groom individuals that are grounded in the workings of international and national communication dynamics. This department of Mass Communication of Fountain university has been set up to help resourceful and ambitious individuals attain their goal of becoming the game changers in the field of communication. In whichever area of communication, be it media studies, development communication, public relations and advertising, journalism, interactive arts and creative multi-media, TV News & Current Affairs Production, Film & Cultural Studies, Science & Health Communication, international communication, and other areas that are impactful on the way the world works, the department is well-equipped with both human and material resources. At the same time, we focus on intensive hands-on practical that have made our graduates excel in the various industry.

We study the impacts of new media, understand the importance of popular culture, analyze the significance of popular photography, among other topics. Our alumni have gone on to land well-known positions in public relations and brand development, as well as positions in progressive start-ups and businesses focused on the arts. Numerous individuals have continued to get professional degrees in management, business, education, and financial communication, as well as graduate degrees in communication and media. Several others have become entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge acquired from us.

Azeez O. Sanni, PhD, arpa

 

About the Department

Our History

Since its establishment in 2013, the Department of Mass Communication, Fountain University, Osogbo, has been a flagship department in the College of Management and Social Sciences, producing outstanding individuals who are doing well in their chosen communication careers. This is in tandem with our desire to produce leadership-oriented individuals and goal-getters in the field of communication. The pioneer coordinator of the department, Dr. Rasheed Adebiyi, piloted the affairs of the department during its first year, from 2013 to 2014. Subsequently, the department was led by Dr. Ridwan Adeyemi between 2014 and 2016; while Mrs. Fadhilat Adebisi, became the first female coordinator of the department in the later part of 2017. Dr. Kamoru Salaudeen became the coordinator during the 2018–2019 academic session until the end of the 2022–2023 session, when he bowed out of the system. The incumbent coordinator is Dr. Azeez Olusegun Sanni, who has been piloting the affairs of the department since Dr. Salaudeen ended his tenure in 2023. Ours is a progressive-minded department that has continued to align with the trend in communication. We have especially keyed into the requirements of the Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) of the National Universities Commission (NUC). With a standard edifice that serves as the studio complex that houses radio and television studios, a public relations lab, and a photo studio, the department has consistently been producing world-class graduates across its programmes attesting to its commitment to academic excellence.

Philosophy

The Department of Mass Communication, Fountain University, Osogbo, believes in evidence-based and practical-oriented learning and service. We are an embodiment of goal-getting zeal, leveraging our professional lecturers and non-academic staff to raise the bar of knowledge in media and communication education. This is based on our principles of connecting with the global world for innovation, and sustainability.

Mission

To produce graduates with professional acumen and the requisite ethics to lead the media and communication industries in Nigeria and beyond.

Vision

To become a centre of reference in knowledge production in media and communication studies.

Student Population

We are proud of diverse students from all parts of Nigeria and beyond who are professionalism-driven. Our students have continued to show commitment to learning and and their chosen profession. They are passionate about their cause and are fast learners, especially when carrying out independent assignments with little supervision. Right here on campus, the students showcase talents in broadcasting, advertising, journalism, newspaper production, and online content creation. We have a vibrant student association in the department—the Mass Communication Students’ Association (MACOSA)—which conducts professional training sessions for the students, leveraging on the guides provided by the faculty members. Through their Media Training Group (MTG), the students have informal interactions with their peers to learn and practice within their small groups. The conducive learning environment and necessary facilities available to the students enhance the capacity building of the students who have aspirations to become advertising practitioners, broadcasters, journalists, digital content creators, cinematographers, and public relations experts, amongst others.

Our Programmes | Admission
Requirements

  1. B.Sc. Mass Communication

  2. M.Sc. Mass Communication

The entry requirements include at least credit level passes in five subjects at not more than two sittings, including English Language, Mathematics, and any other three arts or social science subjects (government, economics, any Nigerian Language (Yoruba/Hausa/Igbo), Religious Studies, Civic Education, and literature in English to form the core subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.

In addition, an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is required.

Candidates with two A-level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (English Language, literature in English, Government, etc.) may undertake the three–year degree programme into 200-level.

Department of Mass Communication offers B.Sc. in Mass Communication with graduates with expertise in journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing Communication, Communication Research, Photojournalism, Fact-Cheking, and information Management. In the pipeline is the structured unbundling of our Communication Studies in line with the recommendations by the National Universities Commission to have full-fledged areas such as Information Management Film and Multi-media studies, Development Communication Studies as well as Information and Media Studies.

Our Staff

Dr. Azeez Olusegun SANNI

Head of Department

Dr. Roheemat ADENIRAN

Lecturer

Contact Info

Call Us

+234(0)8033034365

Email Us

fuomasscomm@fuo.edu.ng

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