The department of Mass Communication was conceived in 1976 but took off in 1992/93 following the approval by the National University Commission (NUC) of an academic programme leading to a B.Sc. degree in Mass Communication. The department admitted the first set of students in 1992 and sent out the first set of graduates in 1998. One of the objectives of the department is to fill the yawning needs of the media and communication houses in the north, Nigeria and the world in general. The field of communication is fast changing; hence it has become imperative for the department to continue to review its plan, strategy and curricula to adapt to ever changing development in communication technology. This will make the department and its products to be relevant as far as societal demands and global development require.