Dr Timothy Ekeledirichukwu Onyejelem is a lecturer, in the Department of Mass Communication, Madonna University, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Mass Communication from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State; an MSc. and a BSc.in Mass Communication, from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Open University of Nigeria. Timothy is a certified member of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). Dr Timothy Ekekedirichukwu Onyejelem is a UNICEF research grant awardee for his PhD Thesis on “Promoting Child’s Rights through Nollywood … “. He is also a Child Rights Activist, a photojournalist, a Nollywood film editor & cinematographer, and the founder of TENO DIGITAL STUDIOS LTD. Onitsha, where he has trained over 200 youths in the art of photography and film production before he joined Madonna University in 2016 Timothy has worked as a film editor (guest) at the Nigerian Television Authority NTA Channel 35 Onitsha. In his quest for professionalism, which would reposition him for practical and technical knowledge transfer to the younger generation in the unbundled Mass Communication programme in Nigerian Universities, Dr Timothy Onyejelem has enrolled for a Professional Diploma in Advertising. Timothy is a member of over ten Professional and regulatory bodies including the International Communication Association (ICA) Africa, Africa Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Association of Communication Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria (ACSPN), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) among others. Timothy is well known for attending conferences, workshops and seminars. He has attended and presented over 25 academic papers on such occasions. Timothy is an author, He has published in reputable international an national peer-reviewed academic journals. He is also a poet. Dr Timothy is a marriage counsellor with a speciality in natural family planning. He teaches a marriage course (free of charge) at St Charles Borromeo Catholic, Onitsha, Anambra State, as part of development service to his local community. Dr Timothy Ekekedirichukwu Onyejelem is a social analyst and very good at writing radio new commentaries on social issues for radio stations. Dr Timothy Ekekedirichukwu Onyejelem is a recipient of numerous awards. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Staff Welfare Association, Madonna University Nigeria, Okija Campus. Timothy Ekekedirichukwu Onyejelem strongly believes that “unless a man learns what he can do and does it while he is still young, he can never be useful to himself when he grows old” (Sirach, 25:3)
Assistant Lecturer, Okija Campus.