The first PhD graduate of Igbinedion University, Dr Samaila Mande, is now the Dean of Post Graduate School of the National Open University.
Dr SAMAILA MANDE is a scholar in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing Communication and Entrepreneurship, a Human Resources Management expert. Presently, he is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Faculty of Management Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). He is also a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Marketing (NIM) and the current National Secretary of The Academy of Management Nigeria (TAMN). By a recent appointment, he is now the Dean of Postgraduate School, National Open University of Nigeria.
Dr. Mande is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos; a Faculty Member of Nigerian Military School of Public Relations, Bonny Cantonment, Lagos; and also a Faculty Member, Nigerian Military School of Medical Sciences, Ojo Cantonment, Lagos.
He was the former head of Department of Mass Communication, Igbinedion University Okada, where he served as the Sub-Dean, College of Art and Social Sciences. He was also visiting Lecturer at Kogi State University, Kogi State and Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
He has membership of professional bodies such as: National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN); Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM); Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); Institute of Management Consultants (IMC); The African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) and The Academy of Management Nigeria (TAMN). Dr. Mande is an accredited Management Consultant of Centre for Management Development (CMD).
A professional graduate of Public Relations, he holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration specializing in Marketing and an M.Sc Degree in Mass Communication from Benue State University, Makurdi. He also holds an M.Sc Degree in Marketing and an MBA in Marketing, both from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Ph.D in Business Administration. He enjoys public affairs discussions and engagements.
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