The minister of General Duties in the Prime Minister’s office, Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, has commended the Department of Journalism andCommunication at Makerere University for maintaining quality training. While speaking as the Chief Guest at the Annual Media Convention held at the institution’s main hall on 30th November 2017, Minister Okurut said she took part in drafting the first syllabus for the Department, and was happy her efforts yielded fruit.
The Deputy Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Josephine Ahikire has advised journalists to demand for a safe working environment.
Speaking at the closure of a two-day workshop on safety and security of journalists last week, Prof. Ahikire said society is relying on journalists to make sources of violence accountable.
High-tech multimedia laboratory commissioned at DJC under NORAD support
The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) is filled with excitement after hitting a record high of 20 Masters graduates at the
Makerere University administration is not aware of any increment in graduation fees as recent social media reports have claimed, vice chancellor Prof John Ddumba Sentamu told student leaders on Wednesday.
Although Prof Ddumba denied knowledge of any fees increment, he promised to follow up the matter and inform the students.
“The university has no interest in increasing the graduation fees now or in the near future,” he told the members of the guild cabinet in the senior council room.
By Clare Muhindo