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History As 3 Dons Become Professors In Mass Comm Dept UNN


Three lecturers in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has been promoted to the rank of professors the same day.
The lecturers are Professors Luke Ifeanyi Anorue, Michael Ukonu and Greg Ezeah.

This was announced on Tuesday by the Head of Department, Mass Communication, UNN, Professor, Joseph Wogu.

“I happily announce to our Jackson family the promotion of our brothers: Anorue, L.I., Greg Ezeah, and Michael Ukonu to the full rank of Professor in our university and Mass Communication Department,” Prof. Wogu wrote to the Jacksonite Alumni Association on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

The promotion is coming ten months after Wogu got promoted to the rank of a Professor and six years after that of Professor Nnanyeluogo Okoro who is currently the Director of UNN Centre for Business Development.

Anorue, Ukonu and Ezeah have since risen to the rank of senior lecturer.

Ezeah who was born on January 16, 1964, at Idi-Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state, Nigeria, got his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication, in 1995, M.A. (Mass Comm.) and M.Sc (Marketing) all from UNN. Ezeah obtained his Ph.D in Mass Comm from the University of Uyo in 2011. He has served as the Head of Department (Mass Communication) UNN.

Ukonu who was born on March 17, 1975, graduated with First Class honours, Master of Arts in Mass Communication both from UNN.

He became the first Ph.D student to successfully defend his thesis before a panel of examiners in the department on December 14, 2012.

He is currently the staff for The Record Newspapers published by the Mass Communication Department, UNN.

Prof. Anorue, born on August 3, 1970, graduated in 1992 with Bachelor of Art degree in Mass Communication from UNN. He has been teaching in the department since 1996. Anorue got his Ph.D in 2012 from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

The trio have published in several local and international journals.

The UNN Mass Communication Department began in 1961 as the first School of Journalism in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1982, the Master’s of Art in Mass Communication was added. However, it took 25 years for the Ph.D programme to take effect. The first batch of Ph.D students began classes during the 2006/2007 academic session.

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