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Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication


A Diploma in Journalism is a program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the field of journalism and media. This diploma program typically covers a wide range of subjects related to news reporting, writing, editing, media ethics, digital journalism, and multimedia storytelling.

Admission Requirements

At least (1) one principal pass at “A” level plus at least (5) five passes at “O” level including English language.

Program Highlights

News Reporting and Writing: Students learn the fundamentals of news reporting, including gathering information, conducting interviews, and writing news stories. They gain skills in researching, fact-checking, and writing news articles in a clear, concise, and engaging manner.

Media Law and Ethics: The program covers the legal and ethical considerations in journalism. Students learn about media regulations, freedom of speech, defamation, and privacy laws. They gain an understanding of ethical guidelines and principles in journalism, including accuracy, fairness, and objectivity.

Multimedia Journalism: The program emphasizes the use of multimedia tools and platforms in journalism. Students learn to create compelling digital content, including online articles, videos, podcasts, and interactive features. They gain skills in digital storytelling, video editing, and social media engagement.

Investigative Journalism: Students study investigative reporting techniques, including data analysis, source verification, and research methods. They learn to dig deeper into stories, uncover facts, and expose issues of public interest. Students gain an understanding of the role of investigative journalism in holding power accountable and promoting transparency.

Journalism Ethics and Standards: The program explores the principles and practices of journalism ethics and industry standards. Students learn about bias, conflicts of interest, and responsible journalism. They gain skills in critical thinking, media analysis, and ethical decision-making in various journalistic contexts.

Functional Fees
Functional fees paid by each new student.
Item Semester 1 Semester 2
Application Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Registration Fee – Per Year 30,000 N/A
Identity Card – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Examination Fee - Per Semester 100,000 100,000
Library Fee – Per Semester 70,000 70,000
Development Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Guild Fee – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Sports Fee – Per Year 20,000 N/A
Medical Fee – Per Year 50,000 30,000


A UGX 20,000 NCHE Fee is paid annually and directly to the National Council for Higher Education by the applicant upon enrolment.

Hostel accommodation for male and female students is available at Buwambo Campus at a fee of UGX 550,000 per quarter (Inclusive of accommodation and meals).

All students in the hostel will be required to bring toiletries.

Where to Bank

All payments should be made in any of the following Banks or their Branches throughout the country in the name of YMCA Comprehensive Institute.

Bank Account Number
Bank of Africa 02022350002
Housing Finance Bank 121160377300
Centenary Bank 3710600053
Stanbic Bank 9030005853000
Equity Bank 1039200875951

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