School of Communication Meets with Students
The School of Communication held a meeting between faculty and students on 18th September 2018 at the Athi River Campus. Among the key issues discussed were course registration and pre-requisites, English 214 and internships, among other issues.
The HoD for the Department of Strategic and Organizational Communication (STOC), Dr. Kinya Mwithia addressed the issue of class registration among Communication students. She noted that most students rely on their friends to aid them in registration for courses, which she said led to mix up of classes.
According to Dr. Kinya, “Some Communication students are not able to graduate on time because they have not fulfilled the Departmental requirements, as some ended up selecting classes that are above their level of study.”
She also clarified that English 214 was a requirement for students admitted with B- in English.
The Department Heads also took the opportunity to announce new changes on how internships are administered.
According to Head of Film and Media Studies Dr. Wambui Wamunyu, internship supervisors for Communication students will only be assigned after the students have confirmed opportunities for internship placement.
Dr. Wambui noted that the decision came after it was noted that some students would report for internship without informing their supervisors, thus creating confusion with the supervisors who did not know where students assigned to them were doing their internship.
DUSA Athi River Campus Clubs Secretary Joan Atieno asks a question during the School of Communication MeetingShe revealed that Shine FM would take in three students for internship every semester.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Perminus Mburu, staff in charge of Shine FM said internship at Shine is not for convenience purposes but rather the students get the necessary experience. He further encouraged students taking their practicum at Shine FM to consider staying for the whole semester.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Kinya Mwithia, the Head of Strategic and Organizational Communication Department and Dr. Wambui Wamuyu the Head of Film and Media Studies Department, Mr. Paminus Mburu, staff in charge of Shine FM, STOC Exams Officer Mr. Eric Kadenge, Print Lecturer Mr. Nathan Masambu and Senior Studio Technician, Mr. Harrison Njuguna.