General Information

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.

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.

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

A – Excellent
B – Very Good
C – 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.

  1. 50 – 5.00 Distinction
  2. 00 – 4.49 Upper Credit
  3. 00 – 3.99 Lower Credit
  4. 50 – 2.99 Pass

Below – 1.50 Fail

Requirement for the award of Diplomas and Certificates
A 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-to date 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 and Advertising.

The Institute offers the following academic and professional programmes:

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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising (PGDAP).

Duration: One year

Qualifications: As Above

Higher National Diploma in Journalism (HD)

Duration: Two years

Qualifications: OND in Mass Communication/Journalism from IIJ or any other school.

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.

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