Department of Communication kick-starts research forum on a high note

Koos Degenaar -- Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:10

Department of Communication kick-starts research forum on a high note

The Department of Communication within the Faculty of Human and social science of the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), recently kick-started its monthly Research Forum as was the case in previous years.

The significance of the forum is to create a platform on which academics and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences can gather with the aim of sharing ideas about their research work and of finding an opportunity of discussing issues that are relevant in the academic world.

The forum is open to all lecturers, researchers, students, postgraduate and postdoctoral students in all the departments in the faculty.

Dr Jendele Hungbo who is one of the coordinators of the forum mentioned that they wish to see this initiative growing and extending to greater heights. “We wouldn’t mind accommodating academics in related disciplines in other faculties as it is a kind of interdisciplinary forum where different people in different departments engage about their work.”

The April edition was presented by Akinola Olanrewaju who is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication as well as a lecturer in the Mass Communication Department of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.

His study is interested in marketing politics which is an exciting new area of study. The presentation was titled “Marketing Politics in Nigeria: How far? This study takes a retrospective look at Nigeria’s democratic journey since independence, with particular emphasis on the just concluded Presidential elections won by the opposition All Progressive Congress’ (APC) candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari.