JSF POLYTECHNIC-Blazing A Trail for Professional Journalism Training In Cameroon

A cross-section of JSFP students and staff at Matriculation Ceremony

A cross-section of JSFP students and staff at Matriculation Ceremony

The constant demand for Journalism practitioners with both academic and professional prowess to navigate the ever- growing media landscape in Cameroon has increased over the years. 

Before now, aspiring media professionals queued at the doorsteps of the University of Buea’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC) in Yaounde and more recently the University of Bamenda.

But if you thought quality Journalism education in Cameroon was only obtainable at the aforementioned institutions, you might have to think again.

Entrance examinations into the Advanced School of Mass Communication in Yaounde have proven to be a barrier to attaining the goal of receiving a solid education in media for many.

For others,  the high entry level requirements at the University of Buea have proven prohibitive, much to the chagrin of those who possess some media experience but need professional and academic training to achieve their dreams.

Enter JSF Polytechnic’s School of Journalism and Media

Institute features state-of-the-art ICT facilities

Institute features state-of-the-art ICT facilities

Candidates wishing for a solid education in Journalism and Media studies in Cameroon can now make their dreams come true with JSF Polytechnic’s newly created School of Journalism and Media.

Situated at Miss Bright Street in Bomaka, Buea-Cameroon, the professional training institute is the first of its kind in Buea offering affordable quality academic and professional education in Journalism for those aiming at obtaining the Higher National Diploma qualification.

Besides a modern library and a state-of-the-art IT centre with free internet access for all students and lecturers, JSF Polytechnic offers even workers the possibility of receiving evening lectures from 4pm.

With a diverse crop of lecturers drawn from both academia and industry, JSF Polytechnic also partners with renowned national and international/multinational companies like:

  • ECOBANK
  • NEXTTEL
  • Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC)
  • Cameroon Opportunities Industrialization Centre (COIC)
  • LEWOH COOPERATIVE CREDIT UNION BUEA, amongst many others where students are sent to carry out internships and industrial training.

The HND programme in Journalism and Media taught at JSF Polytechnic is broad-based, accommodating both the Print Journalism and Radio and Television Journalism pathways.

IMG_5306Poised to set the pace in entrepreneurial management by blending knowledge, wisdom and entrepreneurship, the school received the Authorization to be created by Cameroon’s Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP):E12/0660/MINESUP/SG/DDES  and an Authorization to open: E14/0394/MINESUP/SG/DDES.

Other schools within the institution include: the School of Business, Finance and Management with programmes in:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Management
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Executive Secretarial Studies and
  • HPD

The School of Home Economics, Tourism and Hotel Management features programmes in Fashion Design, Bakery and Food Processing, Clothing and Textiles, Hospitality Management, Food Management and Catering.

The Institute’s School of Education and Professional Development runs programmes in Didactics, Educational Planning and Curriculum Development, Educational Management and Administration, Vocational Guidance and Student Counselling.

To be admitted, candidates require at least two A level papers excluding Religious Studies, BACC, CAMPIEM and CAPIET.

More information on admission into any of the Schools/Programmes is available by calling the following numbers: (+237)233-629-116 or (+237)674-681-745 or (+237)674-500-730. Alternatively inquiries can be made by email: jsfpolytechnicinternational@gmail.com

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About BRIAN ABORINGONG

Brian Aboringong holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Westminster in London. Prior to his sojourn in London he grabbed a B.Sc. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon-West Africa, where he is currently taking a Ph.D in Mass Communication. Besides journalism, he is a talented vocalist and singer-songwriter who is passionate about all things music. Contact Brian at: brianeduc@yahoo.com or call (+237)675970624

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