Assessment of the Variability in Content Specifications of Educational Broadcasting Curricular in Nigerian Universities
Keywords:Communication Studies; Core Course; Development Media Theory; Educational broadcast Programmes; Mass media.
"Educational Broadcasting" is a course studied in universities and it promotes national development by providing widespread quality education where classroom teaching-andlearning is difficult/impossible, like during the Covid-19 lockdowns. By teaching the course with rich curricula, Nigerian universities would be heeding Development Media Theory's (DMT) call for broadcasters (and their trainers) to collaborate with the government to enhance national development. The study adopted survey and content analysis to examine the availability of "Educational Broadcasting" in selected Nigerian universities and the curricular variability. We analysed data with simple percentages and ANOVA and findings show a high level of "Educational Broadcasting" availability and rich variability in curricular content specifications. Broadcasting educators in Nigerian universities partner with the government to promote quality education through the proper training of educational broadcasters proposed by DMT. The study calls on all communication studies departments in Nigerian universities to offer educational broadcasting with significant enrichment on the prescribed benchmark.