Nigerian Institute of Journalism Diploma Programs

Nigerian Institute of Journalism Diploma Programs

Nigerian Institute of Journalism Diploma Programs

The Institution offers programmes leading to the award of diplomas in Mass Communication. These programmes are also available on part-time basis during weekends. The full-time diploma programme is of two year duration while the part time equivalent is three years.


Being a monotechnic, the institution has just two departments namely: Department of Communication Studies and General Studies


Department of Communication Studies

Programmes available are:

ND Mass Communication (Full Time and Part Time)
HND Mass Communication (Full Time and Part Time)


Department of General Studies

This is a service department. Courses available include Political Science, Sociology, Psycology,

Economics, English, French, History, Philosophy, General Science, Login etc
Additional departments in the institution are:

Post Graduates Diploma Programme Department

The institution runs a Post-graduate Diploma Programme to train those who are not Mass Communication/Journalism graduates and give them the opportunity to come into the profession and practise effectively.


Available courses for Post-graduate programme are:

Journalism (Print and Broadcast options)

Public Relations and Advertising

Both sequences are run on Full-time and Part-time basis as follow:

Full-time – Two Semesters

Part-tim – Three Semesters


A prospective candidate must have at least a Degree or Higher National Diploma from a recongnised institution.


Evidence of participation in the compulsory National Service or Excemption from the scheme is required.

Special Programmes Department

The institution contribute to manpower development in the country by embarking on short-term programmes in Mass Communication and Allied Fields.


The department also organize workshops and seminars for public and corporate organizations based on their specific demands or on themes designed and developed by the department.


If necessary, the department does into collaboration with Government or Professional bodies to design, develop and execute programmes. At present, the department runs two short-term/weekend Programmes, which are:


Proficiency Certificate in Photojournalism (PCPJ)

Cerificate Course in Writing and Communication


It should be noted that these programmes are proficiency/skill acquisition programmes and not for the purpose of admission.


Admission Requirements

Candidate seeking admission into the institution National Diploma programme must possess WASC/SSCE/GCE O’ Level Certificate, NECO or equivalent with five credits including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings and must sit for UTME.


The pre-requisites for admission into Higher National Diploma programme are as stated in (1) above. In addition, candidate must posses National Diploma with at least a lower credit grade in Mass Communication from a recognized polytechnic or institutions of comparable status.


All applicant for HND programme must meet the mininum entry requirements for ND plus a minimum of one year post-ND cognate work experience.

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