NBS TV journalists Mable Twegumye Zaake and Solomon Serwanja have graduated with masters in Journalism and communication at the 71st graduation ceremony at Makerere.
Alex Nsubuga, a journalist that has worked at Bulange-based central broadcasting services (CBS) also graduated with masters in the same discipline.
The course is a two-year programme that comprises three semesters of coursework and one semester of research and dissertation writing.
The programme offers an array of courses including but not limited to Development Communication, Communication research methods, Contemporary issues in the media, Public Affairs reporting, Advanced Editing, Advanced Writing and Reporting as well as Media & Democracy.
The course aims at nurturing a home-grown crop of practitioners with the relevant advanced knowledge and skills to deal with the dynamics and complexities of the fast-growing and changing field of journalism and communication.
It also aims at building indigenous capacity to conduct advanced training in this fast-growing field and the requirements for applying for it is a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Communication Studies or related field of study from a recognised university.
For the first time ever, the 71st graduation ceremony was held without parents being invited because of Covid 19.
The five-day ceremony that started on 17-21st-may 2021 was live on television and transmitted on all Makerere University social media platforms.
At the event, a total of 12,550 students were awarded diplomas, degrees and PhDs in various disciplines.
Speaking during the ceremony the education minister, Janet Museveni, challenged the graduands to use the quality training they have acquired to positively impact society and the country.
The minister also advised the graduands to be themselves and surround themselves with people who wish them well as they transit to service.