Welcome to the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies
The Institut Catholique de Kabgayi (ICK) launched the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies in 2002. It is also an accredited program by Rwanda Ministry of Education. More importantly, it is the first founded program of its kind launched by a local private owned institution of higher of learning.
After the 1994-Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda had a great need of experts in journalism and Communication sector, especially the local reporters who would report and help to install democracy as well as facilitating the process of reconciliation. Therefore, the Institut Catholique de Kabgayi launched this undergraduate program in order to train the local future reporters who could work for the local media outlets. We focus on just journalism. Our finalist students take beat reporting classes such as covering public health and environmental issues, sports journalism and investigative journalism.
In order to satisfy the labor market, in 2013, throughout the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, the Institut Catholique de Kabgayi started teaching Public Relations (PR) as the second department of this faculty.
Amazingly, this faculty has become one of the success stories, our journalism alumni work for various local and international media outlets (as broadcast, both print and online media outlets). Moreover, our PR graduates work for private companies as PR officers or communication officers.
Thanks to our Radio, newspaper and TV studio labs and strong internship programs, our students graduate with hands-on experiences allowing them to start working for Radio, TV as well as newspapers.