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Dr A.L. Azeez Becomes the First Professor of Mass Communication in the University of Ilorin

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    Dr A.L. Azeez Becomes the First Professor of Mass Communication in the University of Ilorin

    Dr A.L. Azeez Becomes the First Professor of Mass Communication in the University of Ilorin

    Dr A.L. Azeez, a former Head of Mass Communication Department, Faculty of Communication and Information Science, University of Ilorin became the first Professor of Mass Communication in Unilorin.

    Dr. Lukman Adesina Azeez has been promoted to the rank of a Professor, making him the first professor of the department since its creation in 2005. That was sixteen years ago.

    Prof. Azeez, who is a pioneer staff of the Department of Communication, University of Ilorin (Unilorin) received the notice of his appointment on Wednesday, February 25, 2021, which many considered as a long awaiting honour due to his hardwork and achievements in the academic world.

    The appointment, which is currently awaiting the approval of the governing council of the University came as a surprise, despite his academic efforts; he carried out his teachings, research and many other managerial assignments cheerfully and wholeheartedly amidst students and staff of the Department and the entire University.

    The 48-year-old scholar with 12 year lecturing experience at the University of Ilorin, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and International Law and Diplomacy from his almer mater. Thereafter, he proceeded his education to bag a Doctorate Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

    Prof. Azeez began his lecturing career as Lecturer II in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Ilorin in 2009. He has held relevant positions in the department and also in the Faculty of Communication and Information Science.

    He was the Acting Head of Mass Communication Department (2018 - 2019) and Sub Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (2015 – 2017).

    Among other positions he held in the institution include: Director, Advancement Office of the University of Ilorin; Chairman, Unilorin Bulletin Editorial Board; Member, Unilorin FM Radio; Member, Unilorin Publishing House; Faculty Representative, Unilorin Postgraduate School; and Member, Technical Committee of Center for Ilorin Studies.

    Besides, Prof. Azeez is the Coordinator/Facilitator of the International Institute of Journalism, Ilorin Study Center, a training wing of the Nigeria Union of Journalism, where he is also a member of the Unilorin Chapel of the Union in the State.

    He has also worked as a Part-time Lecturer at the Polytechnic Ibadan, and as a Press Officer for the Ministries of Finance, Women Affairs and Information in the Oyo State Government.

    Professor Azeez is also a Member of the Association of International Law, a Member of African Council for Communication Education, a Member of Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Human and Natural Resources. He was also an Associate Member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations.

    Prof. Azeez, has at his undergraduate and postgraduate levels worn numerous awards, and published over 40 research works.

    Reacting to his elevation, students across the departments in the faculty were delighted.

    We congratulate him on his achievement. Thanks be to God for his promotion to the rank of a Professor.

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