The Fourth-Estate Professional Society conducts two professional examinations in affiliation with the University of Ibadan Consultancy Services Unit for the Professional Graduates of the Association.

  1. Basic Professional Certificate (BPC) Examination (Part I and II)

Entry Qualifications:

  • OND in any discipline
  • HND in any discipline
  • NCE in any discipline
  • Any first degree
  • OND Mass Communication 

Part I Course Outline

Course Code

Course Title

BD 101

African Communication System

BD 102

News Writing and Reporting

BD 103

Media and Society

BD104

History of Nigeria Mass Media

BD 105

Writing for Mass Media I

BD 106

Foundation of Broadcast

 BD 107

Communication Research

Part II Course Outline

Course Code

Course Title

BD 201

Media Law and Ethics

BD 202

Writing for the Mass Media II

BD 203

Fundamentals of Reporting

BD 204

Broadcast Production

BD 205

Theories of Mass Communication I

BD 206

Principles of Public Relations

BD 207

Research Project

Mandatory Professional Diploma (MPD) Examination (Part I and II)

Entry Qualifications:

  • HND Mass Communication
  • First Degree Mass Communication/Communication Arts 

Part I Course Outline

Course Code

Course Title

MD 201

Advanced Theories of Mass Communication

MD 202

Basics of Online journalism

MD 203

Media Law and Ethics II

MD 204

Seminar Paper and Presentation

MD 205

Writing for Radio and Television

MD 206

Concepts of Communication

MD 207

Communication Research

Part II Course Outline

Course Code

Course Title

MD 301

Editorial Writing

MD 302

International Communication

MD303

Speech Writing

MD 304

Media Law and Ethics II

MD 305

Mass Media Management

MD 306

Radio and Television Presentation

MD 307

Research Project

  1. Examination Time
  • May/June Every year (Registration between February and March)
  • November/December Every year (Registration between August and September)
  1. Examination Methodology
  • Examination Centre: Examination Centre would be created at each State capital city
  • Examination Type: A computer based multiple choice examination would be conducted at a designated café in each state. Similarly, essay type of examination (Pen and Paper) shall follow at the same day and venue.
  1. Study Materials. Relevant Study Materials would be made available at an affordable cost by the FPS.