It is a one year course that allows one to join level 5 of NTA to acquire a Technician Certificate in Journalism
The Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism course includes the History of Journalism, Journalism and Society, Journalism Ethics and Practice, News Concepts and Values, Interview and News gathering, News Writing, Media Laws and Policies, English and Kiswahili for Journalists, Basic Computer Applications.
The purpose of including these studies in this programme is twofold. First, they enable the learner to acquire skills for the practice of journalism and secondly, they form the basis for further studies and continuing professional development.
The aim of the Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism course is to equip the candidates with requisite knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform mostly routine tasks in the media industry.
The main objective of the Basic Technician Certificate in Journalism is to inculcate appropriate generic competencies in the candidates to enable them to obtain a qualification award at NTA level 4.
Minimum entry requirement / Eligibility
The programme targets applicants who have completed form IV with at least four passes including English language OR applicants with relevant NVA3 qualifications but should also possess at least form four education qualification.