Overview

Ghana Institute of Journalism was established in 1959 as a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Accra, Greater Accra. Ghana Institute of Journalism is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana). Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) is a coeducational higher education institution. Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. GIJ was established by the Kwame Nkrumah government to provide training in journalism toward the development of a patriotic cadre of journalists to play an active role in the emancipation of the African continent. The Ghana Institute of Journalism has now become a fully-fledged communication training institution with the status of a university. As public policy demands, the Institute has now been placed under the Ministry of Education, and it is now directly under the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE). GIJ has embraced the responsibilities and challenges presented by its new tertiary status and continues to fulfill its mission to serve the needs of students, the media industry, and society. International students are welcomed to apply for enrollment in the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

General Information

University Name: Ghana Institute of Journalism

Nickname: GIJ

Year Established: 1959

University Motto: Promoting Communication Excellence

Country Rank: 33

World Rank: 10351      

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: No

Other Schools: Yes, Ghana Institute of Journalism has other faculties including Faculty of Journalism and Faculty of Public Relations and Advertising.

The University has other Centre, Directorates, Institutes and Units including Quality Assurance Directorate, Academic Planning Unit, Registry Unit, and Bursary Unit among others.

Accreditation: Ghana Institute of Journalism is accredited by National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana)

Library Collection: Yes, GIJ LIBRARY 

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Nil

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

Social Media: Nil

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