It is a one year course that allows one to join level 6 of NTA to acquire a Diploma in Journalism.
The Technician Certificate in Journalism course includes media ethics, broadcasting, feature and sports writing, photojournalism, online journalism , Public Relations and Advertising, and cross cutting issues like HIV/AIDS, environment, gender, entrepreneurial ship and democracy. The purpose of including these studies in level 5 is two-fold. First, they equip the learners with skills that will help them bolster their professional competence in the main trades of journalism but also will equip with superior skills adequate enough to enable them perform supervisory skills over those in the lowest ladder of the professional hierarchy.
The aim of the Technician Certificate in Journalism course is to equip the candidates with requisite knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform mostly operational duties and some non-routine tasks in the media industry.
The main objective of the Technician Certificate in Journalism is to develop capability for the learners to apply generic competencies that will enable them to gather and produce materials for print and electronic media using camera, TV and radio equipment
Minimum entry requirement / Eligibility
The programme targets applicants who have completed form VI with at least one principal pass in relevant subjects OR applicants with NTA level IV in Journalism OR relevant NVA3 qualifications, but should also possess at least form four education qualifications.