Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ 2019/2020 Courses and Requirements

By | October 17, 2018

Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ 2019/2020 Courses and Requirements

Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ 2019/2020 Courses and Requirements, Applications are invited from candidates who wish to be considered for admission into the Ghana Institute of Journalism to pursue any of the following courses:

  • Radio and Television presentation
  • Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing
  • Advanced Advertising
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Action and Strategic Planning
  • Radio Journalism
  • TV Journalism
  • Writing Skills
  • Photo Journalism among other options

 

The following are requirement all the courses listed above :

GRADUATE SCHOOL

i. A Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism or any approved recognised university with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division ( 2nd Class Lower).

ii. A Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines from any reputable university with at least a Second Class Lower Division (2nd Class Lower).

Note: Applications from Non-English speaking countries must also meet a minimum level of English Language Profiency.

PROGRAMME DURATION AND DELIVERY:

This is a 12-month intensive programme. It is a regular programme based on the semester system with lectures running for five (5) days in a week.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A – D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and three (3) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 or better.

WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes(A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and three(3) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 36 or better

DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A-D) in five(5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and two (2) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 20 or better.

WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes(A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English, Mathematics and two(2) elective subjects with an overall aggregate of 30 or better.

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MATURE STUDENTS (Who can apply?)
Persons wishing to enter the Ghana Institute of Journalism as Mature Students must not be less than 25 years of age by September.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
i. Credit Passes (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects

ii. Applicants whose qualifications do not meet the requirements for admission as in (i) above may be considered for admission on passing a special entrance examination conducted by the University and an interview. Applicants should note that those who meet the requirements for admission as in (i) above will not be required to take any entrance examination.

NOTE:
Applicants will be selected based on a competitive cut-off point for the year.
Candidates awaiting results are eligible to apply.

LEVEL 200 (REGULAR PROGRAMME)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
I. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) holders with 2nd Class (Lower Division) from other disciplines other than Communication Studies will be admitted to Level 200. Diploma holders other than those specified in the admission requirements are also eligible to apply for admission to Level 200.

II. POST-SECONDARY TEACHERS CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Applicants with the above certificate are eligible to apply. The applicant must also satisfy the basic WASSCE and SSSCE requirements.

LEVEL 300 TOP-UP (EVENING and WEEKEND SESSION)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

i. GIJ Diploma holders with an average of Grade B or an equivalent Diploma from an Accredited Communication Training Institution with an average of Grade B are eligible to apply.

ii. Diploma holders with Final Grade Point Average of 3.25 from the following disciplines: Archival Studies, Public Administration, Social Administration, Education and Management Studies are eligible to apply.

iii. Higher National Diploma (HND) holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Upper Division) in the following: Marketing, Information Technology, Secretaryship and Management Studies are eligible to apply.

iv. Degree holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Lower Division) in the following: Information Studies, Information Technology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Social Studies, Theatre Studies, Marketing, Secretaryship, English, and French are eligible to apply.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students who hold equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply for any of the programmes.

 


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