2020/2021 session admission form “Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ)”

2020/2021 session admission form "Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ)"

2020/2021 session admission form “Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ)”

The Nigerian Institute of Journalism is a mono technical institute of the Nigerian government located on the Ijaye highway, Ogba in Ikeja, the capital of the Lagos state in southwestern Nigeria. The institute is a mono technical diploma established in 1963 by the International Press Institute.

Applications for admission to the various full-time and part-time programs of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism [NIJ] have been announced for the 2020/2021 academic session. The online application portal is now open. Interested applicants should review the details below and apply.

Programmes Available

  1. National Diploma (ND) – Mass Communication [Full Time & Part-Time]
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) – Mass Communication [Full Time & Part-Time]
  3. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) – Broadcast Journalism [Full Time & Part-Time], Print Journalism [Full Time & Part-Time], Public Relations/Advertising [Full Time & Part-Time]
  4. Proficiency Certificate – Photo Journalism, Communication & Writing Skills, Basic Photography, Sports Report and Presentation.

Requirements for Admission

National Diploma (ND)

  • Five credit passes on the WAEC or NECO Senior Secondary Certificate Exam or its equivalent in five subjects, including English and mathematics.
  • The enrollment and admission of students is done through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (JAMB) (UTME).
  • At the end of the course, successful candidates receive the National Diploma.

Higher National Diploma (HND)

  • Pass five credits, since it is to enter the National Diploma
  • National Diploma in Mass Communication with a lower minimum credit from a recognized and accredited NBTE institution.
  • Evidence / proof of a mandatory one-year industrial accessory.
  • Admission is made directly by the institution.
  • At the end of the course, successful candidates receive the Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication.

Graduate Diploma (PGD)

The program is divided into three specialized areas of mass communication:

  • Print journalism,
  • Broadcast journalism,
  • Public Relations and Advertising.

The program is designed to expose and equip students with the fundamental principles and theoretical framework of the practice of mass communication.

Each student in all sequences, apart from their professional courses, take these basic courses:

  • Foundation of mass communication,
  • Theory of mass communication,
  • Law and ethics of the media,
  • Mass communication research methods;
  • Communication for development, media management and
  • Current issues in mass communication.
  1. You must pass the following topics in O’Level obtained in no more than 2 sessions
    * Credit pass in Mathematics
    * English Language Credit Pass
    and at least credit pass in 3 other subjects
  2. National diploma of first degree or higher from a recognized institution.

See Also

Nekede: 2020/2021 Admission part-time National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma programmes (HND)

Proficiency Certificate

  1. You must pass the following topics in O’Level obtained in no more than 2 sessions
  • Credit pass in Mathematics
  • English Language Credit Pass
  • and at least credit pass in 3 other subjects

Duration of the program

National Diploma (ND)

The program lasts four semesters (two academic sessions) for full-time students and six semesters (three academic sessions) for part-time students.

Higher National Diploma (HND)

The program is four semesters (two academic sessions) for full-time students and six semesters (three academic sessions) for part-time students.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

The program lasts for two semesters (one academic session) for full-time students and three semesters for part-time students.

Internship duration

At the end of each semester and session, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students are sent in 4-6 week internships with media organizations for practical experience prior to graduation.

Upon completion of their programs, National Diploma students continue with a mandatory one-year Industrial Accessory (Internship), while Graduate students are sent to a 6-week Internship program upon completion of their coursework.

Postponement of Admission

All candidates who have already been offered admission may request the postponement of admission for that session through the corresponding department head to the Registrar within six weeks from the date of admission. The request must be supported with genuine reasons, as well as documentary evidence when necessary.

How to apply

Interested applicants should log in at https://nij.edu.ng/Other-Links/Apply-for-Admission/AT/1/AT/1 to begin the application process.

Deadline for application

This year’s admission application will close on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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