MAJaC Graduates 38 Students

Feb 10, 2024 1:07 PM | Article By: Abibatou Ceesay

Group Photo


The Media Academy for Journalism and Communication- MAJaC graduates two batches of 38 students who have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Journalism and Communication. The graduation is the second of its kind which was graced by high profile dignitaries, members of the press and media chiefs.


Professor Prierre Gomez, the minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, while giving his statement on the “Role of Journalism in National Development”, said journalists are essential part of national development. He reiterated his ministry’s committed to supporting journalists and journalism students in the Gambia.


“The best five students of this batch will be will be given full scholarships at B.A or B.Sc. levels should they get admissions into the University of the Gambia school of Journalism”.


Sang Mendy, Managing Director of the MAJaC said MAJaC would continue to strengthen democracy in The Gambia through a broad-based and high-quality professional training for media, communication specialists and content producers.


“Graduands as you bid us farewell, I implore you to carry forth the values instilled in you during your time at MAJaC. As you step into the world of journalism, remember that you are not merely reporters but storytellers, entrusted with the sacred duty of illuminating truth and inspiring change. Let your work be guided by integrity, empathy, and a relentless pursuit of justice. You must continue to keep our flag high”, Mendy highlighted.


Abibatou Ceesay, the best graduating student, who scooped the International Relations, Human Rights Law and Psychology awards, shared some of encouragement with her fellow graduands.

As we bid MAJaC farewell and face this world full of uncertainty, the grass may not be greener on the other side. However, let us be resilient and endeavour to carry the knowledge, skills and experience, and continue to strive for excellence, embrace diversity, and make a positive difference in our lives and the lives of others.”


Ya Sohna Sonko and Omar Ahmadou Touray emerged Second and Third best students respectively. 


Other speakers included Gibairu Janneh, the keynote speaker and the Director of Communication and IT, Muhammed S. Bah, Board Chair of MAJaC and Modou Joof, Secretary General of the Gambia Press Union.


MAJaC is renowned for its hand-on training which is anchored on media ethics, analysis, critical thinking and research. The academy is lauded as a “revolution” in journalism education in the Gambia.

  • Share:
  • Comments (0)


Leave your thought here

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *