About Ghana Institute of Journalism – Background

By |
Advertisements

GIJ History

About Ghana Institute of Journalism – Background

BRIEF BACKGROUND
The Ghana Institute of Journalism was established on October 16, 1959 by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana. Having led Ghana to independence from colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah established this citadel of training and learning to train a patriotic cadre corps of journalists to play an effective role in the emancipation of the African continent. It started as a School of Journalism, then a department at the Accra Technical Institute (now Accra Polytechnic). Mr Richard McMillan, who at the time was the Director of the British Information Services in Ghana, became the first Principal
and Journalism Tutor.
After the 24th February 1966 overthrow of the Nkrumah Government, the school
moved to the present location, which used to house the Ghana Press Club. The
Institute took its present name after the General I.K. Acheampong-led National
Redemption Council (NRC) passed its first Legislative instrument (NRCD 275) to
formally establish the Ghana Institute of Journalism. In 2006, under the Fourth
Republic, Ghana’s Parliament passed the Ghana Institute of Journalism Act (Act
717) 2006 to transform the Institute into a degree awarding tertiary institution. On 1st June, 2009 the President of the Republic granted the Institute a Charter to award its own Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. This was a manifestation and testimony to the pivotal role that the Institute continues to play in the development of the nation’s human resource in such critical areas as communication, media and journalism.
07
VISION
The preferred communication training institution in Ghana and Africa upholding high academic and professional standards. Our vision is to produce world class professionals for the transformation of society and to be the epicenter in the education and training of communication and media professionals, specialists, scholars and researchers. This is also to help improve the practice and understanding of journalism, public relations, advertising, communications and related disciplines.

5

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to remain a highly academic and professional institution serving the needs of students, the industry and society. Our aim is to educate, train and impart research skills to students about theoretical perspectives and practical strategies in communications and related disciplines. The mission is to inculcate in them the ability to make informed choices in order to achieve their academic, personal, and professional career goals. The mission of GIJ is to continue to lead and regularly review the media and communications curricula with the view to develop and em- power our students to think critically across cultures and to be abreast of global perspectives.

CORE VALUES
Commitment to Excellence
Link Theory and Practice
Ensure Accountability with Integrity
Excellent Teaching and Learning environment

Advertisements

PHILOSOPHY

As a first class centre of excellence in journalism, communication and media studies, the Institute has its core philosophy as the provision of world class education for students and facilitating the learning and development of journalists, media practitioners and communication experts through effective lectures, tutorials and practical training in the core areas of Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising.

08

ETHICS POLICY
The Ghana Institute of Journalism is an ethical organization whose core value is to promote academic and professional excellence in journalism, media and communication related disciplines. Its guiding principle includes universality, diversity, dignity, integrity, equity, respect for individuals and group rights. The Institute promotes the needs of academia, industry and society as a whole for the wellbeing of the Ghanaian and all humanity.

GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Ghana Institute of Journalism by virtue of Act 717, is governed by a Council, which is responsible for determining the strategic and policy direction of the Institute.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT BOARD

The Executive Management Board (EMB) has oversight responsibility for the day- to-day administration of the Institute. It serves as the link between all organs of the Institute and the Council.

6

ACADEMIC BOARD
As provided for by the Act, the Academic Board is responsible for policy formulation and regulates the programmes, examinations and instruction conducted by the Institute.

ACADEMIC/NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

The Institute boasts of a strong cast of highly qualified academic and administrative staff from various backgrounds and experiences. The majority of the academics are also practitioners in their respective disciplines. The full-time lecturers are complemented by adjunct and part-time lecturers from other public universities and industry.

RELATED POSTS:

List of Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ Degrees Courses & Requirements

List of PhD Courses Offered at Ghana Institute Of Journalism (GIJ)

About Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOUNALISM GIJ

GHANA INSTITUE OF JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUTE  COURSES REQUIREMENTS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM ACADEMIC COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM DEGREE COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM GRADUATE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS 2020/2021

Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ Distance Learning Courses 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM CONTACTS AND ADDRESS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM ADMISSIONS 2020/2021 | HOW TO APPLY|

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM SHORT COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM Post Graduate Application Form 2020/2021

List of Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ Degrees Courses & Requirements

List of PhD Courses Offered at Ghana Institute Of Journalism (GIJ)

About Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOUNALISM GIJ

GHANA INSTITUE OF JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUTE  COURSES REQUIREMENTS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM ACADEMIC COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM DEGREE COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM GRADUATE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS 2020/2021

Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ Distance Learning Courses 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM CONTACTS AND ADDRESS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM ADMISSIONS 2020/2021 | HOW TO APPLY|

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM SHORT COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM Post Graduate Application Form 2020/2021

List of Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ Degrees Courses & Requirements

List of PhD Courses Offered at Ghana Institute Of Journalism (GIJ)

About Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOUNALISM GIJ

GHANA INSTITUE OF JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUTE  COURSES REQUIREMENTS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM ACADEMIC COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM DEGREE COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM GRADUATE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS 2020/2021

Ghana Institute Of Journalism GIJ Distance Learning Courses 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM CONTACTS AND ADDRESS

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM ADMISSIONS 2020/2021 | HOW TO APPLY|

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM SHORT COURSES 2020/2021

GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM Post Graduate Application Form 2020/2021

About Ghana Institute of Journalism – Background

About Ghana Institute of Journalism – Background

About Ghana Institute of Journalism – Background

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *