Over 600 students graduate at the Ghana Institute of Journalism

20 students graduated with a first class honours and 410 graduated with a second class degree. Ms Eugenia Kumi won three awards including the coveted overall best student award.


At the graduation ceremony, the students were awarded with degrees and diplomas for successfully completing the various programmes in Communications Studies.

The 17th congregation of the university was under the theme ‘Media responsibility and democratic development elections.”

The Rector of GIJ, Dr Wilberforce Dzisah spoke about the need critical role that the media plays in a democracy like Ghana especially with the upcoming elections in December.

He urged the media to contribute to national peace and unity with a balance report before, during and after the elections.

The Ghana Institute of Journalism was established in 1959 by Dr Kwame Nkrumah and is the premier communications institution in Africa. It received its presidential charter in 2009 establishing it as one of Ghana’s public university.

The university runs a two year diploma programme, a four year degree programme in journalism and public relations and a master’s programme in various fields.

Its alumni include Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Gifty Anti, DJ Black, Mabel Aku Bannaseh, Mannaseh Azure, Akwasi Sarpong and Mildred Europa Taylor.


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