The Ghana Institute of Journalism is a Public university in Greater Accra, Ghana. The institute has accreditation from the National Accreditation Board.
Learning at The Ghana Institute of Journalism provides various benefits. The school not only attracts lecturers and speakers who are experts in the field as well as students who already work in media and communication but also students gain opportunities to learn from peers and practitioners.
The Institute is conveniently located at Ringway, Osu, close to the center of major businesses and Ministries of Government in Accra. It is a few minutes from the Parliament House, Accra Conference Centre, National Theatre, and main sports stadium, making it easy for students to cover a wide range of events.
The Ghana Institute of Journalism, some time ago was called The Ghana School of Journalism, founded and opened to the public on Monday, 16th October 1959, by the then Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Kofi Baako.
The school was set up by the Kwame Nkrumah government to give preparing in news-casting toward the advancement of a devoted unit of columnists to play a functioning role in the liberation of the African landmass.
Initially a department of the Accra Technical Institute (presently Accra Polytechnic), the school had its first head and reporting guide, Mr. Richard McMillan, then retiring as Director of British Information Services in Ghana. In 1966, the school moved to the present site which used to house the Ghana Press Club.
Over the years, the Institute has undergone significant changes and owes its current tertiary status to the following legislative instruments.
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