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GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM
(A Specialized University of
Communications)
ADMISSIONS FOR 2014/2015
ACADEMIC YEAR
Applications are invited from
candidates who wish to be
considered for admission into the
Ghana Institute of Journalism to
pursue any of the following courses:
A. FACULTY OF JOURNALISM
B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
i. JOURNALISM OPTION
B. FACULTY OF PUBLIC RELATIONS &
ADVERTISING
B. A. IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
i. PUBLIC RELATIONS OPTION
C. DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION
STUDIES
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
► B. A. IN COMMUNICATION
STUDIES
SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A -
D) in six (6) subjects comprising
three (3) core subjects, including
English, Mathematics and three (3)
elective subjects with an overall
aggregate of 24 or better.
WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes(A1-
C6) in six (6) subjects comprising
three (3) core subjects, including
English, Mathematics and three(3)
elective subjects with an overall
aggregate of 36 or better
► DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION
STUDIES
SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes (A-
D) in five(5) subjects comprising
three (3) core subjects, including
English, Mathematics and two (2)
elective subjects with an overall
aggregate of 20 or better.
WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess passes(A1-
C6) in five (5) subjects comprising
three (3) core subjects, including
English, Mathematics and two(2)
elective subjects with an overall
aggregate of 30 or better.
MATURE STUDENTS (Who can apply?)
Persons wishing to enter the Ghana
Institute of Journalism as Mature
Students must not be less than 25
years of age by September 2014.
Applicants must satisfy the following
minimum requirements:
i. Credit Passes (A1 - C6 in WASSCE
and A – D in SSSCE) in five (5)
subjects comprising three core
subjects, including English Language
and Core Mathematics plus two (2)
elective subjects
ii. Applicants whose qualifications
do not meet the requirements for
admission as in (i) above may be
considered for admission on passing
a special entrance examination
conducted by the University and an
interview. Applicants should note
that those who meet the
requirements for admission as in (i)
above will not be required to take
any entrance examination.
NOTE:
Applicants will be selected based on
a competitive cut-off point for the
year.
Candidates awaiting results are
eligible to apply.
► LEVEL 200 (REGULAR PROGRAMME)
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
I. Higher National Diploma (HND)
holders with 2nd Class (Lower
Division) from other disciplines
other than Communication Studies
will be admitted to Level 200.
Diploma holders other than those
specified in the admission
requirements are also eligible to
apply for admission to Level 200.
II. POST-SECONDARY TEACHERS
CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Applicants with the above certificate
are eligible to apply. The applicant
must also satisfy the basic WASSCE
and SSSCE requirements.
► LEVEL 300 TOP-UP (WEEKEND
SESSION)
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
i. GIJ Diploma holders with an
average of Grade B or an equivalent
Diploma from an Accredited
Communication Training Institution
with an average of Grade B are
eligible to apply.
ii. Diploma holders with Final Grade
Point Average of 3.25 from the
following disciplines: Archival
Studies, Public Administration, Social
Administration, Education and
Management Studies are eligible to
apply.
iii. Higher National Diploma (HND)
holders with a minimum of 2nd
Class (Upper Division) in the
following: Marketing, Information
Technology, Secretaryship and
Management Studies are eligible to
apply.
iv. Degree holders with a minimum
of 2nd Class (Lower Division) in the
following: Information Studies,
Information Technology, Sociology,
Psychology, Political Science, Social
Studies, Theatre Studies, Marketing,
Secretaryship, English, and French
are eligible to apply.
► INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students who hold
equivalent qualifications are eligible
to apply for any of the programmes.
COST OF APPLICATION FORMS
i. Degree- GH¢100.00
ii. Diploma- GH¢90.00
iii. International Applicants- USD
$100.00
SALES CENTRES
1. At All Fidelity Bank Branches
Across the Country
2. Ghana Institute of Journalism,
Accra, Cash Office after payment at
any Fidelity Bank Branch
3. Application Forms can also be
downloaded from the Institute’s
website: www.gij.edu.gh
(Downloaded forms should be
submitted with the appropriate
Payment Slip from any Fidelity Bank
Branch)
Completed Application Forms should
reach:
THE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REGISTRY,
GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM,
P. O. BOX GP 667, ACCRA.
Not later than Friday, 2nd May,
2014.
For any further enquiries, contact:
0302-228336 or 026-9501772. Email:
[email protected]
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