Information Training Department

Departmental Profile
The department of information training which became operational in 1970 is charged with the task of training journalists for both print and broadcast media; advertising and public relations practitioners.

Faculty (Academic staff)
Head of Department: Mr.David Mwangi
Deputy Head of Department: Alex Kitua
Examination Officer: David Mwangi
Dr. Pharaoh Ochichi
Isabel Nyamwamu
Joshua Komen
Luke Njeru

Abdizirak Guyo


Academic programs

Diploma programs
•    Diploma in Journalism
•    Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
•    Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C plain, C plain in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Certificate programs
•    Certificate in Broadcast Journalism

Admission requirements
Mean Grade C- (minus), C- (minus) in English, Kiswahili and any other 2 subjects

Course Durations
Diploma programs – 3 years.
Certificate programs – 1 year.
Upgrading programs – 1 year or 2 years depending on the programs joined.
Postgraduate diploma programs - 1 year or 21/2 years depending on the mode of study.

Class Timings

The institute offers its programs in both regular and evening modes. The class timings each mode of study is as follows:
•    Regular day training programs. These programs run from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
•    Evening training Programs. These programs are conducted between Monday to Friday from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Saturday 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Career Opportunities
On completion of their programs our graduates are employed as
•    Print and broadcast journalists
•    News anchors
•    Presenters
•    Reporters
•    Public relations officers

Equipment and Facilities
•    Computer lab
•    Digital darkroom
•    Darkroom

Contact us
Tel: 551555 Ext. 306

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For General Inquiries contact us on:
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
Uholo Road, Off Mombasa Road

P.O. BOX 42422 – 00100 NAIROBI

  • Telephone : +254 20 6551555, 6551502,6551596
  • Mobile : +254-708-262-895
  • FAX: +254 20 554566

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