Media Council of Kenya introduces new curriculum to improve reporting standards

Media Council of Kenya introduces new curriculum to improve reporting standards

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Media Council of Kenya (MCK) CEO Haron Mwangi at a past event. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA:Media Council of Kenya introduces new curriculum to improve reporting standards.

The Media Council of Kenya MCK has launched a journalism curriculum in a bid to streamline middle level colleges offering this course.

Chief Executive Officer CEO Dr. Haron Mwangi on Thursday talked of receiving complaints from editors concerning the quality of courses and skills being imparted in some institutions.

“It is a sad state of affairs that there has been no single standard training curriculum for journalists in Kenya’s middle level colleges,” Dr. Mwangi remarked.

Dr. Mwangi has assured the public that at the beginning of next year, MCK will start the process of inspecting and accrediting colleges offering journalism.

“With these steps, journalism training is set for a new phase and it will ensure training responds to industry needs,” he added.

Meanwhile the curriculum that was validated by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) is expected to facilitate transition of media students to university since their level of education shall be verifiable.

“Today we open a new chapter in our quest to fully professionalize journalism in Kenya, “Dr. Mwangi concluded.

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