The School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University has been nominated to host the 20th Annual Conference/AGM of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) tagged “PAU 2018”. The conference which is scheduled to take place from the 23rd to the 26th of October will bring together scholars, researchers and other stakeholders in the communication value chain to discuss on the theme: Communication, Migration and Inclusiveness. The conference will hold at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki campus.

The goal of the conference is to address challenges associated with the migration of people from one geographic location to another as a result of crisis, displacements caused by terrorism and other socio-political factors. By focusing on the theme ‘Communication, Migration and Inclusiveness’ for its 2018 conference, the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) seeks to explore the role of communication in highlighting and resolving issues bothering on internally displaced persons and external migration. It is hoped that the conference, among other things, will make an important contribution towards research in this area as well as the formulation of policy.

Over 350 members of the ACCE, from within the country and beyond, are expected to attend the conference. “SMC is happy to be associated with ACCE since our goal is geared towards formation of highly qualified media and communication professionals who will provide quality service to the nation.”

ACCE is the biggest association and forum for media entrepreneurs, professionals, educators in journalism and associated disciplines in Africa. It has branches in many countries on the continent and its headquarters is domiciled in Nairobi, Kenya.

The School of Media and Communication is a school within Pan-Atlantic University, which was created to be an institution for learning and developing competent media and communication professionals. The School’s programmes prepare students for careers in the creative industries, in business generally, and in various public and private domains.