The Nigeria Union of Journalists has said it initiated the unbundling of Mass Communication course into several branches in Nigerian higher institutions by the National Universities Commission.
The National President of NUJ Chris Isiguzo confirmed this while fielding questions from journalists in Bauchi at the weekend.
He noted 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.
“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,” the NUJ president said.
Isiguzo 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.