The Department of Journalism and Communication in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University will resume teaching the Master’s in Journalism and Communication programme next academic year 2012/2013. The programme was put on hold last academic year due to lack of senior staff.
According to the Acting Chair, Department of Journalism and Communication, Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi, the staffing situation continues to improve and by August 2012, the Department will be in a better position to administer the programme. Dr. Mushengyezi also pointed out that some of the senior lecturers who are currently on leave are expected to resume duties in August this year while the University Administration has authorised appointment of more staff to replace those who left. Associate Professor Goretti Nassanga, who is currently on sabbatical leave and Mr. William Tayeebwa who is on study leave in Canada are expected to resume their duties in the Department in August this year.