Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
When the regional states were merged to form the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in 1977, it became necessary to train the workforce to meet the immediate challenges. This led to the establishment of NTA Television College in September 1980. At the inception, the emphasis was on proficiency/short courses, and later, Diploma Certificate in Television Journalism, Television Production, Television Design and Television Engineering. Not contented with this, the Central Management of NTA set up a committee in 2003 to upgrade the College into a degree-awarding institution. An initial effort at affiliation was made with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi in 2005. This however was botched because ATBU does not offer Mass Communication as a course of study. Not ready to truncate the idea of enhanced academic profile, the NTA Management, in 2006, approached Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria which inherited and actualized what was started with ATBU, Bauchi. The College is now affiliated to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello Unversity (ABU), Zaria. This arrangement has now qualified the College to award the degree of B.Sc. Mass Communication (Television). One of the objectives of the College is to fill the needs of the broadcast industry in Nigeria and beyond.
Near Government House.
Jos, Plateau State.
As the only existing Training Institution devoted to television manpower development in Nigeria, our aim is to elevate the academic and professional profile of the College, to make it a unique and industry-driven institution, by transforming it into a first-class Television University in Africa to sensitize, project and promote the African perspective in our television programming content.
The College is committed to providing high quality professional and specialized education in Television Production and Journalism, as a means of fostering and promoting the best practices of the profession to enrich the standard of Television services not only in Nigeria but all over Africa and the world at large.
To become one of the leading Television Training Institutions in the world, pervasive in influence and indispensible in all aspects: information, educational, cultural and entertainment endeavors, whose world view will consistently promote high values and objectivity in accordance with public interest and decency.
The College is headed by the Rector with the Registrar, Bursar, Dean of Studies, Director of Academic Planning and Monitoring, Heads of Department (Television Journalism, Television Production and Television Engineering), Auditor and Librarian reporting to the Rector. The Dean of Studies coordinates all academic programmes while the lecturers report to the Heads of Department.
The College maintains excellent working relationship with several academic institutions and professional bodies within and outside Nigeria. The College is affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, one of the famous and largest universities in Africa for the degree programme. The College is also a full member of CILECT (Centre International De Liason Des Ecoles De Cinema Et De Television) and CARA (CILECT African Regional Association)
The College offers the following programmes:a) Degree
- i. Mass Communication (Television Journalism)
- ii. Mass Communication (Television Production)
- i. Diploma in Television Journalism
- ii. Diploma in Television Production
- iii. Diploma in Television Engineering
All candidates applying to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication (Television Journalism/Television Production) must obtain credit in English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) subjects in the humanities at not more than two (2) sittings in SSCE, GCE ‘O’ Level, NECO or NABTEB.Four-Year Programme
Applicants must write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and attain an acceptable standard in the Use of English (compulsory) and three other subjects.Three-Year Programme
Candidates should hold a Diploma in Mass Communication of the Department of Mass Communication, ABU, Zaria, Diploma in Journalism or Television Journalism, Television Production or Mass Communication from a recognized institution with a minimum of Merit Pass OR Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) of the Ahmadu Bello University in at least three (3) subjects obtained at not less than ‘C’ Level.