MAJaC Receives Information Minister Dr. Ceesay

Apr 9, 2024 4:33 PM | Article By: Abibatou Ceesay

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The Media Academy for Journalism and Communication- MAJaC, received the Minister for Information, Dr. Ismaila Ceesay on Tuesday, 9th April 2024. The minister's visit was part of his efforts to familiarise himself with key media providers in the country as well as identify institutional challenges that need to be addressed in pursuit of promoting effective communication.


Managing Director of MAJaC, Sang Mendy, expressed appreciation for the minister's visit. He highlighted the school's commitment to nurturing and building ethical journalists and communicators in the Gambia. 


Mendy also shared some of the challenges MAJaC currently faces. The challenges include limited space to train more journalists, among others. He solicited the minister's support and collaboration in transforming MAJaC TV and radio into campus media for students to gain much real-time journalism experience. MD Mendy further solicited scholarship support for students who find it difficult to pay their tuition fees. 


In response, the Minister for Information, Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, acknowledged MAJaC's brand as a household name in the provision of journalism and communication education in the Gambia. While assuring that his doors are always opened, the Honourable he hopes for a fruitful collaboration with MAJaC. 


Honourable Ceesay expressed the need for proper training of journalists as liaison between the government and the public. He assured to support MAJaC in solving its space and other challenges. 


The Minister and his entourage first held discussions with the MAJaC management, before being taking on a conducted tour of the various facilities of the host academy.


During the visit, the minister and his team were later taken on a tour of MAJaC's facilities. The facilities include the TV and radio studios, classrooms, and computer labs.

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