CU holds 35th Public Lecture
Professor of Journalism Idowu Akanbi Sobowale will deliver the 35th Public Lecture of Covenant University (CU), Ota tomorrow. Sobowale, Head of the university?s Mass Communication Department, will speak on the topic: Communication, Politicians and True Democracy.
The erudite academic, whose journalism career spans over a decade at the Daily Times between 1964 and 1975, was three times special adviser and later Commissioner for Education in the first and third civilian governments of Lagos State.
Sobowale introduced opinion polling into Nigeria in 1978, after his return from Syracuse University, United States, where he obtained his master?s and doctorate degrees in newspaper and political communication . He now chairs the CU Polling Unit.
Prof Sobowale teaches communication research, communication theory, scientific journalism and communication for development, among other subjects.
He is the author of Scientific Journalism and Journalism as a Career.
Professor Sobowale has taught in several tertiary institutions amongst which are University of Lagos, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos State University, Caleb University, Lagos and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.