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Programmes Offered at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the University if Nairobi.

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Without the media, any given country will be in a total darkness. This is because people will not be informed of any news or events occurring in the country. If you look at the occurrences which are happening in Kenya at the moment such as Al-shabab attacks, you will appreciate the role of media sector because they keep Kenyans informed of all news required. Therefore, media has played a role informing and educating people. They are also involved in advertising jobs and products of various industries.

The people involved in the preparation of news, collection of reports and broadcasting of news at both radios and televisions are normally trained in various institutions in Kenya and university of Nairobi is one of these institutions that train the personnel who are responsible in informing Kenyans on what is happening countrywide.

The courses in the media at the University of Nairobi are offered in the school of journalism and mass communication. The courses range from undergraduate to postgraduate programmes. There are only two undergraduate programmes offered in this school and they include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Broadcast Production.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies.

The bachelor of arts in broadcast has three area of specialization and they include; radio production, television production and film production while the bachelor of arts in journalism and media studies has the following areas of specialty; public relation, development communication, broadcast journalism and print journalism. These two undergraduate programmes are offered at full time basis.

The admission requirement for undergraduate programmes (mentioned above) includes:

       I.            Applicant must have obtained a mean grade of C+ at Kenya certificate of Kenya secondary education (KCSE) or

    II.            A KCSE mean grade of C (plain) or KCE division II plus a diploma in relevant field or equivalent or

  • A KCSE mean grade of C- (minus) or KCE division III plus a certificate and a diploma course in the relevant area or equivalent or
  • A level (two principal passes and one subsidiary pass) or equivalent.

In all above admission criteria, the applicant must have a minimum of C+ in either English or Kiswahili.

Postgraduate programmes.

The postgraduate programmes offered at the school of journalism and mass communication at the University of Nairobi includes:

  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies (with options in journalism, public relation and development communication).
  • Ph.D. in Communication and Information Studies.

Contacts of school of journalism at the University of Nairobi.

If you want to enquire more information concerning the courses offered at this school, contact:

Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, university of Nairobi,

P.O. Box 30197 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone number: 318262 ext.b28080

Fax: 229168

Email address: [email protected].

Website: www.uonbi.ac.ke.






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Hailing from Nairobi, Kenya's bustling capital, Laura Wanjiru has always been at the crossroads of innovation and tradition. As a child, she was deeply fascinated by the range of products that would make their way into her family's household – from traditional Kenyan crafts to the latest technological gadgets.

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