GIJ Will Soon Run MPhil And PhD Programmes

GIJ. Photo credit: GIJ.EDU.GH

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) will start a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme next academic year to help train more lecturers for teaching and research in media studies.

The institute also intends to add a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme once the MPhil programme gets underway.

The Deputy Rector of GIJ, Professor Eric Opoku Mensah, disclosed this when the 2001 Year Alumni group donated some books to the institute last Friday.

Receiving the books, Prof. Mensah emphasised the need for alumni to come together to support their alma mater.

“I think that what we should do where there are some capacity issues lacking is to constantly contribute in one way or the other to grow and strengthen the institution,” he said.

On the introduction of the MPhil and PhD programmes, Prof. Mensah explained that it was a need that ought to be satisfied by the institute, which was aimed at training human resources for the media field.

“So all alumni who intend to get back into the teaching profession so far as media studies is concerned should look back to GIJ next year,” he stated.

The deputy rector called on other year groups to get on board to contribute to the growth of the institute.

GIJ is a premier university specialised in communication courses.

The school was founded by Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, in October 1959. It currently offers, among others, Master of Arts (MA) programmes in Public Relations, Journalism, Media Management, and DevelopmentCommunication.

Source: Graphic

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