The National Universities Commission (NUC) has announced plans to unbundled some academic courses being offered in universities as from next year, saying it will allow for production of more professionals.
Some of the courses being split into several courses are Architecture, Mass Communication, Agriculture and Creative Arts.
According to Daily Sun, NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who made the disclosure in Abuja, on Tuesday, said some of the courses were split in seven different other degree courses.
Hos words: “We have almost concluded the unbundling of Mass Communication. At the end of first quarter next year, Mass Communication will not be existing as a stand alone degree programme because its too wide.
“We are unbundling the programme into seven different programmes; Bachelors Degrees in public relations, marketing communications, media studies, film studies, cinematography or photography, strategic communications and so many others.
“This is in line with the trends all over the world. We will retain the mass communication for those universities that have not yet developed the full competencies in the areas.
“We have also unbundled Agriculture. Instead of just one degree in Agriculture, we now want Bachelors Degree in forestry, soil science, plant science, agronomy, animal science. So will also go for Creative Art. We want to see two streams of agriculture in the country.”