What do I need to get into the Ghana Institute of Journalism

The following are the requirements to enter the Ghana School of Journalism. Applicants applying for the academic year are to make sure that they meet all the GIJ requirements for admission.

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 (REGULAR AND WEEKEND SESSIONS)
(Weekend Session – Lectures start from Fridays to Sundays)

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.

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

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. 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
  2. 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 300 TOP-UP (WEEKEND SESSION)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. GIJ Diploma holders with a minimum Final Grade Point Average of 2.50 or Grade B or an equivalent Diploma from an Accredited Communication Training Institution with an average of Grade B are eligible to apply.
  2. 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.
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) holders with a minimum of 2nd Class (Lower Division) in the following: Marketing, Information Technology, Secretaryship and Management Studies as well as Social Science and Humanities related programme not mentioned here are also eligible to apply.
  4. 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.
  5. Final Year Diploma students are eligible to apply as awaiting results applicants. (Certificates should, however, be provided to complete the application process)

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

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  1. What will be the qualification to enter the school .And also I complete SHS can I be part of the school .Moreover,where can get forms into the school



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