Lai Mohammed Inaugurates Mass Comm., Broadcasting Buildings at BUK

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has
commended the authorities of the Bayero University, Kano (BUK) for
elevating the institution’s Mass Communication Department to a
Faculty.

The Minister made the commendation in Kano on Wednesday while
inaugurating some projects at the new site of the university.

“They (BUK) have elevated Mass Communication to a level of a Faculty
but they did not just do so by pronouncement. They have done so by
providing the necessary infrastructure that will make it possible,” he
said.

Alhaji Mohammed observed that the elevation showed the importance
attached to Mass Communication and its impact on the daily lives of
the people by the university.

“I think what is clear now is that the BUK is actually committed and
they want to be the foremost in Nigeria and even in Africa in the area
of Mass Communication,” he said.

The Minister said the projects that were inaugurated demonstrated the
commitment and the readiness of the BUK to raise the crop of
professionals who will understand the dynamics of Mass Communication.

“We have seen the various studios, we have seen the Performing
Theatre, we have seen the Academic Offices, we have seen the provision
for the Post Graduate Students. So what BUK is actually telling us is
that Mass Communication is too big to be a department and they are
blazing the trail in making it a Faculty,” the Minister said.

The projects inaugurated by the Minister are the complex of the
Faculty of Mass Communication, which has 50 offices, and the
Broadcasting Complex, which houses the audio-visual studios, a
computer laboratory and other facilities.

Alhaji Mohammed also accompanied the former Minister of Petroleum,
Prof. Jibril Aminu, to commission the 150-seat Performing Arts Theatre
also at the new site of the university.

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