BUKs Prof. Pate Elected President of Communication Scholars, Practitioners

AREWA AGENDA – Foremost Mass Communication Scholar and Dean School of Postgraduate Studies, Bayero University Kano, Professor Umaru Pate, has been elected the President of the Association of Communication Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria (ACSPN).

Professor Pate was elected at the end of the 7th annual conference, and first virtual conference of the association.

Members of the Association had been holding a two-day annual virtual conference that started on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The Secretary-General of the association, Professor Nosa Owens Ibe, proposed the nomination of Professor Pate as the new President to succeed the pioneer President, Professor Lai Oso.

The members of the association performed a voice vote that formally sealed Professor Pate’s candidacy as the next man to head the prestigious association.

Professor Pate’s emergence now relieves his predecessor, Professor Oso who has been the President of ACSPN since its formation eight years ago.

Professor Pate was the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Communication, Bayero University, Kano and presently the Dean School of Postgraduate Studies of the same university.

The two-day conference was attended by over 100 communication scholars and practitioners from all over the world.

Theme of this year’s conference is “Communicating Identities and Nationhood: Promoting Inclusive Democracy through Access to Information and Knowledge Societies”

Arewa Agenda is a Publication of young writers from Northern Nigeria towards Peaceful Coexistence and National Development through Positive Narratives.


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