Ojebode to dissect development communication at inaugural lecture
A Professor of Development Communication, Ayobami Ojebode, will on September 5 deliver his inaugural lecture at the University of Ibadan (UI).He will be speaking on, “In search of muted voices for the mirage named development.”
Ojebode’s research focus is about the study of indigenous, mass and other communication media in the context of Nigeria’s political, economic, environmental, social and development peculiarities.
The professor of communication, who has over 70 publications, got his PhD in Development Communication in 2002 from the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. He joined the Department of Communication and Language Arts in 1997 as a teaching assistant, got appointed as an Assistant lecturer in 2000. He rose through the ranks and was promoted professor in 2013.He once served as the Acting Head, Department of Communication and Language Arts before he was substantively appointed the Head of Department in 2016.
He has also served the department, faculty of arts and the University in various capacities. He was the Coordinator of the graduate programmes (MA, MCA, Ph.D) of the Department of Communication and Language Arts, between 2007-2010; Editor of Research Frontiers, a publication of the Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Nigeria since 2006 and Language Arts since 2007; Member, Editorial Board of The Premier, a newsletter of the University of Ibadan since 2008.
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