Brief History of the Department
English and Communication Studies was one of the foundation/pioneer programmes established at the founding of the University, and was located under the Departments of Humanities, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The programme, as it then was, admitted its first set of students in the 2012/2013 academic session with an initial student-population of 23 and graduating its first set in the 2015/2016 academic session. The programmes under the Department of Humanities were unbundled and granted autonomy in February 2015; thus, English and Communication Studies became a full-fledged department in the University following this unbundling exercise.
In all, the Department has graduated 4 sets of students, and has continued to attract both sabbatical and adjunct academic staff to add flavor to its academic life and culture.
While the department has continued to witness admirable consistent growth in the number of both its students and teaching staff, its graduates have continued to be good ambassadors, representing the Department well as have been continually testified by employers’ ratings over the years.
Staff list in the Department
|S/N||Name||Appointment||Area of Specialization|
|1.||Prof. Diri I. Teilanyo||Tenured||Syntax and Semantics|
|2.||Prof. Chris C. Onyema||Tenured||Stylistics and Discourse Analysis|
|3.||Dr. Christian T. Diri||Tenured||Applied Communication, Development Communication, Print Journalism|
|4.||Dr. Osakue S. Omoera||Tenured||Journalism and Film Studies|
|5.||Dr. Chinedu Ogoke||Tenured||English and African Literature|
|6.||Dr. Patricia Ngozi. Anyanwu||Tenured||African literature and Post-Colonial Studies|
|7.||Dr. Blessing Uwasomba||Tenured||Linguistics|
|8.||Dr. Oyakemeagbegha Musah||Tenured||Broadcast Journalism and Development Journalism|
|9.||Dr. Franca Okumo||Tenured||Phonetics and Phonology|
|10.||Dr. Chukwuma Okechukwu||Tenured||Broadcast Journalism|
|11.||Dr. Hyginus O. Eze||Tenured||African Literature and Post-Colonial Studies|
|12.||Miss Ekiyokere Ekiye||Tenured||Linguistics|
|13.||AliakSandra Kpuduwei||Tenured||English Language|
|14.||Mr. Onyeka Ike||Tenured||Literature|
|15.||Charles Okorod udu||Tenured||English Language|
|16||Blessing Onyinyechukwu Umunnah||Tenured||Mass Communication|
|17.||Dr. Christabel Onyema||Adjunct||Linguistics|
|18.||Asamowei Taribolou||Adjunct||Economic Theory, Public Sector and Quantitative Economics|
|19.||Prof. Christian C. Ngwu||Sabbatical||Development Communication, Broadcast Journalism|