International Institute of Journalism Admission Form 2022/2023
IIJ Admission Form 2022/2023 | HND, Pre-HND, PGD, Diploma & Certificate Form 2022/2023: International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) Abuja Admission Form, Courses, Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2022/2023 Academic Session [UNIMAID Affiliated].
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following programmes of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ), Abuja (Affiliated to University of Maiduguiri) for the 2022/2023 academic session.

About the Institute

The International Institute of Journalism is located in Area 11 Garki, Abuja, the Federal Capital City and the administrative centre of Nigeria.

It offers courses in Journalism, Public Relations/Advertising, Computer Studies, French and Arabic for Government and private students in Nigeria. These courses have also been thrown open to otherAfrican countries to meet the aspirations of its founding fathers.

Graduates of the Institute enjoy successful careers in the media, diplomatic corps and civil services and in the private sector in Nigeria and other countries.

The Institute has been recognised by the Nigerian Press Council as a professional Institute for the training of Journalists in accordance with NPC Decree 85 of 1992. The Institute also has linkages with educational institutes and professional Organizations in the country which offer similar courses to enable her graduands use their certificates for entry into the universities and other educational institutions of their choice in Nigeria.

The Institute is run by a Board headed by a Chairman and Members constituted by the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

A Director appointed by the Board heads the school's management. The Academic Board, a Registrar and members of academic and non-academic staff assist him. Learning and teaching facilities are provided at the Institute located at Area 11, Garki Abuja which also serves as the temporary secretariat of the NUJ. Adequate facilities for teaching and research have been provided in the Institute. A Computer Centre with adequate facilities for training students on the latest techniques in journalism is also available at the Institute.

Available Courses

  1. Diploma in Journalism (DIP)
  2. Pre-Higher National Diploma in Journalism (Pre-HD)
  3. Higher National Diploma in Journalism (HD)
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism (PGD)
  5. Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations & Advertising (PGD AP)
  6. Certificate Courses in Specialized areas of Journalism e.g Camera Operations, TV/Radio Productions, Script writing and Protocol Management, Video Editing, Computer Studies, Advertising and Public Relations and French.

Academic Activities

The International Institute of Journalism provides professional training for Nigerian and Foreign students in Journalism, Mass Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Computer Studies, French and Arabic language programmes. It has lecturers and resource persons drawn from the academia, practitioners with many years of professional practice in the various media, public relations and advertising executives and managers of media enterprises.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Institute's courses must satisfy the Institute that their educational background and aptitude are sufficient to enable them benefit from their choice of courses. Foreign students must in addition, show evidence of proficiency in English language.

a. Diploma Courses

Candidates are expected to possess a minimum of four credits at GCE ordinary level or  SSCE or their equivalents at not more than two sittings. In addition, they must have a credit in English language. 

b. Post Graduate Diploma

Candidates for postgraduate courses must possess a Degree, HND or their equivalents from recognized institutions of learning in Nigeria and abroad.
Grading of Examinations

The Institute uses the A-F system of grading
Very Good
D - Fair
E - Pass
F - Fail

Grading and examination results are issued to students at the end of each semester while the Registrar's office which also serves as the admission office, keeps the permanent records of all students. Certificates are graded using the NUC and NBTE criteria.

4.50 - 5.00 Distinction
4.00 - 4.49 Upper Credit
3.00 - 3.99 Lower Credit
1.50 - 2.99 Pass
Below - 1.50 Fail

Requirement for the Award of Diplomas and Certificates

  • Student must have reached an adequate standard in his/her work and examinations
  • The attendance record must be satisfactory
  • All the stipulated fees must have been fully paid
  • Students must complete given curricular as set forth by the Institute's management
  • He/She must have obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 1.50.

Tuition Fees and other Charges

Note: Tuition fees are subject to change without prior notice. The Board of Governors may institute new fees as the need arises. Students should check with the Registrar for up-todate information concerning this.

In addition to Tuition Fees, students also pay an acceptance fee whose value is fixed by the school's Board. In addition, they are expected to pay a prescribed supervision fee in the year of graduation to facilitate adequate supervision of their projects. Other charges may be paid as directed by the school Board.

Programmes of Study

The Institute offers a variety of courses. In selecting one, students must be sure that they have the requisite educational qualifications and professional expertise to enroll for such a particular programme.

The programmes are designed to give students high level education to prepare them for professional careers in the various areas of Mass Communication, Print Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations andAdvertising.

The Institute offers the following academic and professional programmes:
i. Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (PGD)
Duration: One year.
Qualifications: BA, B Sc., HND or Postgraduate degree in any discipline of study other than Mass Communication.

ii. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations andAdvertising (PGDAP).
Duration: One year
Qualifications: As Above

iii. Higher National Diploma in Journalism (HD)
Duration: Two years
Qualifications: OND in Mass Communication/Journalism from IIJ or any other school.

iv. Diploma in Journalism (OND)
Duration: Two years
Qualifications: SSCE, GCE with credit passes in four subjects including English Language. Matured student with several years of media experience may be considered.

Programmes Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the programmes of the Institute in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations are as follows:
a. To give students a high level of education and professional skills required to function effectively in any aspect of the mass media industry.
b. To act as a springboard for advanced studies in any area of Mass Communication.
c. At the end of the programme, graduates of the Institute should be able to do the following:
i. Gather, investigate and report news for the print and broadcast media.
ii. Select, edit and prepare news items, features, photographic materials for the print and broadcast media.
iii. Produce, present and direct programmes for the electronic media.
iv. Plan, prepare and execute Public Relations and Advertising programmes as well as be able to organize and manage marketing communication
organizations at all levels.

Special French Programmes

In consideration of the geo-political location of the country, surrounded at all borders by French speaking countries (Tchad, Niger, Benin Republic and Cameroon), the school introduced it's French programmes to train Nigerians who desire to meet up with the demands of today's society.

a. Beginners' French Level 1
  • For those who do not have any knowledge of the French language but desire to learn.

b. Beginners' French II
  • For those with some knowledge of the French language and who would like to improve on their competence.Course Duration: 20 weeks for each level

Time: 5.00pm 7:00 pm (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays).
The time is flexible and could be arranged at the convenience of the parties involved
Venue: International Institute of Journalism (IIJ), NUJ National Secretariat,Area 11, Garki Abuja or any other place of choice of the other party.

Special programmes are also organized for Civil Servants, Diplomats, Businessmen and Protocol Officers to suit their areas of interest. These courses are also arranged to take place at the client's place of choice and at convenient times.

Semesters and Course Load

The International Institute runs full-time courses lasting 2 semesters each year.
1st Semester - October March
2nd Semester - March July

Each student is enrolled at the Institute for at least 12 semester credits. They are subject to continuous assessment system throughout their programme and are required to write a project at the end of their courses under appointed Supervisors.

Students should note that all the courses offered each semester are compulsory

Method of Application

Application / Admission forms are obtainable from the Admission Office of the institute at Plot 131, Cadastral Zone, Sector Centre A, Jahi District, off Mabushi Ultra Modern Market Road, after the Fathers Church, Jahi Abuja..

For further inquiries please contact any of the following numbers: 08106757012, 07033060747, 08034527049.


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