Rongo University Senate has approved a new curriculum for training journalists, media and communication professionals.

At a Senate meeting chaired by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Samuel Gudu on 26th February, 2020, Rongo has now joined an elite group of higher education institutions that have adopted the UNESCO model for journalism education and media and information literacy training.

The new curriculum is designed to train media and communication graduates to have local, regional and global competencies to function in the modern and highly dynamic information landscape.

The curriculum was developed by the support of UNESCO, the Media Council of Kenya, Centre for Media and Information Literacy and the School of Information, Communication and Media Studies.

The Vice Chancellor reiterated the university’s gratitude to UNESCO for the technical and logistical support that it gave to the University. He added that the university will continue to work with the said partners on capacity building and research for staff to ensure efficient roll out of the program.