Arrangements are in top gear for the upcoming “2nd UNN Dialogue on Media and Communication” scheduled to hold between 13th -15th June, at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, UNN.
The dialogue, organised by the Department of Mass Communication, in collaboration with Information and Public Relations Unit of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka will focus on “Research Methods” as the theme, while papers on Public Relations practice will also be presented.
The facilitators of the programme are renowned scholars in the field of communication and public Relations from different parts of the world, led by the keynote speaker, Robert White from the Institute of Peace Studies and International Research, Hekima College, Nairobi, Kenya.
Other speakers will include: Charles Okigbo, Department of Mass Communication, North Dakota State University, USA, Chris W. Ogbonndah, University of Northern Iowa, USA, Kate A. Omenugha, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Chido Nwakanma, Managing Director, Blueflower Limited, and Ifeanyi Mbanefo, Manager, Community Relations and Development, Nigeria LNG Limited.
Speaking on the essence of the Dialogue, the Head, Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nnanyelugo Okoro explained that the programme is primarily aimed at equipping postgraduate students, in the field of communication and other disciplines, with the latest research methods to make their postgraduate studies easier.
“The Dialogue is aimed at building a strong research resource base for Mass Communication in particular and the academia in general. It will help strengthen research ideas, enhance research consciousness and excellence in the University of Nigeria and other sister universities,” he said.
Further, Okoro said that the workshop is not limited to students of communication but is open to other sister departments from any part of the country. According to him, certificate of participation would be issued to participants at the end of the workshop.
Okoro further expressed his appreciation to distinguished alumni of the Department and other good spirited individuals who are making effort to ensure that the Dialogue becomes a success.