About SMC

The Mission and Philosophy of Pan-Atlantic University

Pan-Atlantic University has a strong Christian identity, which is reflected in campus life and in the content of the education we offer. One important characteristic of this identity is the openness of the University to people of all races and religions. Specifically, the establishment of the School of Media and Communication is informed by the aspiration to train professionals in this area of culture who would uphold the highest intellectual, ethical and professional values that promote creativity, critical knowledge, technical perfection, social responsibility, and the spirit of enterprise. The School’s programmes will prepare students for careers in the creative industries, in business generally, and in various public and private domains.

The Mission Statement of the University is: “to form competent and committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and social responsibility the community in which they work, thereby helping to build a better society in Nigeria and Africa at large“. This dream encapsulates the purpose of the University. Pan-Atlantic University contributes to national development through the provision of academic programmes that are relevant to the needs of the country. The university is open to all people regardless of their nationality, race, sex, religion or ethnic group. The curricular activities of the University are part of a wider all round formation which is provided in the University. The objective of education in our university is the well rounded formation of the human person. This is why an important component of every programme is the inclusion of a good number of courses in the humanities.

We also seek, by deliberate design of the programmes, to inculcate and groom the entrepreneurial spirit in our students and participants. The university aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good and able to make free and morally upright decisions and who thus act as positive agents of change in service to society. The name University implies a universal mentality: openness to other persons, ideas, areas of knowledge, cultures far and near, without discrimination.

Our Mission

The primary goal of the School of Media and Communication is the formation of media and communication professionals, to enable them pursue their calling of service to human cultures with a sense of creativity, skill, knowledge and values. We wish to contribute through our expertise to the professional excellence of the creative industries in our country and the continent of Africa.

Our Vision

The vision of the School is to be internationally recognized as a prestigious institution offering high quality education in communication and media; to be a reference point for research in Africa, and to be a leading centre of learning globally. It is expected that the level and high standard of the School will influence positively all other faculties of its nature across the country and the African continent.

SMC & Opus Dei

The School of Media and Communication (SMC) strives to reflect the Christian identity of the Pan-Atlantic University by ensuring that its teaching and research reflect the Christian conception of the human person and society. This is especially manifested in the recognition of the dignity of every person and the concern to contribute to the good of the society. The Pan-Atlantic University draws its inspiration from the teachings of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.

The Prelature of Opus Dei is entrusted with the role of ensuring that all the activities in the University are in line with the Christian view of the person, the world and society, a view that upholds the virtues that promote, among others, the dignity of work, unity of life and freedom in line with responsibility. SMC fully respects the freedom of individual consciences and is open to people of all creeds, races, and social conditions. You can find out more about Opus Dei on: www.opusdei.ng