A few days ago, the Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria, (formerly known as the Pan-African University) had a press conference to announce the introduction of three undergraduate courses into its school system from 2014. The event took place at the Victoria Island campus of the school, and was open to the press and other invited guests.
Present at the event representing the school were Mrs. Rosemary Okolo (Registrar), Dr. Chidi Nwagu (Manager, External Relations), Professor Emevwo A. Biakolo (Dean of the School of Media and Communication), and Professor Chantal Epie, the Deputy Deal of the School of Business Administration.
According to a press release given at the event, the Pan Atlantic University has been a graduate university for eleven years, offering postgraduate programmes exclusively. Now, it intends to extend its activities to eventually become a full-service university that will also offer first-degree programmes. For now, the three new initial courses are in professional fields: business and mass communication. They are B.Sc in Mass Communication, B.Sc in Business Administration, and B.Sc in Accounting. In 2015, the school hopes to include three new programmes: Masters degree in Film Making, B.Sc. Mass Communication (with options), and B.Sc. in Information Science and Media Studies.
The University boasts of international relationships with many universities around the world, like the University of Central Lancashire, University of London, University of Portsmouth, University of Navarra, as well as organizations like the Guaranty Trust Bank, Gesellschaft fur Konsumforschung (GFK), the USA Chambers of Commerce, and the Nigerian Guild of Editors, among others, and currently offers training in Written and Spoken Communication, Digital Media and Communication, Relationship Management, Development Communication, Corporate Affairs, Community Relations, Photography, Film and Entertainment, Animation, Media Business and Enterprise Management, Research, Multimedia Journalism, Radio and Television, and Internet and Online Studies.
CORRECTION: The earlier version of this post lists the three new undergraduate courses as B.Sc in Banking and Finance, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, and Marketing. Mistake has been fixed. The error is regretted.
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