Harare Poly to offer Journalism degree

HARARE - Harare Polytechnic College plans to institute a BTech degree in Mass Communication so that students can be trained on digital multi-media technologies.

Harare Poly principal Tafadzwa Mudondo said the new programme has been given a green light from the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE).

“The BTech in Mass Communication’s thrust is premised on the application of digital multi-media technologies in the dissemination of news,” Mudondo said.

Unesco will be bankrolling skills development for the lecturers who shall be administering the B-Tech programme.

Secretary-general of the National Commission of Unesco Margaret Chirapa said the ongoing digital revolution is part of a global cultural transformation that has enhanced the de-institutionalisation of journalism.

“There cannot be a fully comprehensive free-flow of information and ideas in a society that does not adopt to the current changing technological trends where the world is witnessing a paradigm shift from analogue to digitalisation,” Chirapa said.

Comments (1)

Zim journalism degrees are useless when the scribes dint even try to abide by the professionalism the trade demands. Instead we see junk coming from Herald and ZBC. Pure vomit. No objectivity no impartiality and no insight. Feels like grade 7 nhoroondo

Moe Syslack - 3 March 2018

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