The department of Mass Communication, Igbinedion University Okada was created in the year 2002 to run a degree programme in the College of Arts and Social Sciences after the successful take-off of the University in the year 1999.
However, full academic activities in the department began in 2002/2003 session when the university deemed it fit to have a mass communication section whose duty is to provide prospective students a unique opportunity to earn functional degree that will enable them to respond to peculiar needs of Nigeria’s growing economy.
Curriculum was drawn for the programme in line with the minimum requirement set by the National University Commission (NUC) and this curriculum has enabled the students to have expertise in myriads of mass communication courses that are supported by liberal education in General Studies with compulsory and core courses offered within the department and electives in economics, law, sociology, psychology, theatre arts, political sciences, English and computer science.
The department that started with just ten students has had tremendous numbers of intakes in subsequent academic sessions and it currently has eight full-time academic staff and a moderate number of associate lecturers. Two external examiners have been engaged to moderate examination questions. The department has been training young men and women in the practice and theory of mass communication in the past few years. The lecturers have been using mentoring strategies to impart knowledge into the students and they have also adopted effective communication styles and techniques to equip the students for the task of disseminating information to the entire world.