As part of its effort aimed at reforming and reinvigorating the university system in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) in May, 2019 formally pronounced the unbundling of the mass communication programme in Nigerian universities.
Some of the programmes/Departments going by the NUC template after the unbundling include but not limited to the following: Journalism and media studies, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, film and multimedia studies, development communication and information and media studies.
The Rivers State University, drawing form the vision of the NUC in its stride for excellence and creativity formally approved in February 2022 the establishment of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies which houses four new Departments including the Department of Public Relations and Advertising.
The Department of Public Relations and Advertising offers a rigorous and demanding but worthwhile and rewarding four-year degree programme leading to the award of BSc Degree in Public Relations and Advertising. The programme is designed to provide both academic and professional base from which graduates may continue their personal academic and professional development as they assume managerial responsibilities in either public or private sectors of the society. The Department seeks to develop deeper knowledge of Public Relations and Advertising where the discipline is pursued with effective articulation of ideas aimed at impacting on the society.
|Area Of Specialisation
|Dr. ItiekeIdamieba Harry
|International & strategic communication,massmedia law and ethics, pedagogy of mass communication, propaganda, advertising/integrated marketing communications
|Prof. Richard N. Amadi
|Public Relations, advertising, print media
|Prof. G.B. Okon
|Communication for Development, media advocacy
|Prof. Fred A. Amadi
|Print journalism, Critical Discourse Analysis.
|Dr. Faith Ozikor Amah
|Public Relations and Advertising
|Mr. Ebenezer Umor
|Public Relations,New Media
|Mrs Abiye Solomon
|Mrs Finess Elenwo
|Admin. Officer l
|Mr. Nekabari Moses Obuh