Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ Brochure

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Ghana Institute of Journalism GIJ Brochure

THE GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM

Brief Background
The Ghana Institute of Journalism was officially established on Monday, 16th October, 1959, by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame
Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. Having led Ghana to independence from colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah’s vision for
the establishment of this citadel of training and learning was to train a patriotic cadre corps of journalists to play an
effective role in the emancipation of the African continent.
It started as School of Journalism, then a department at the Accra Technical Institute (now Accra Polytechnic) Mr. Richard
McMillan, who at the time was due for retirement as the Director of the British Information Services in Ghana became the
first Principal and journalism tutor.
In 2009, the President of the Republic granted the Institute a Charter to award its own Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees.
This was a manifestation and testimony to the pivotal role the Institute continues to play in the development of the nation’s
human resource in such critical areas such as communication, media and journalism.
Currently, the School of Graduate Studies and Research runs four Postgraduate programmes in Journalism, Public Relations,
Media Management and Development Communication.

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