Internship programme: KBC and MCK sign pact

The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation has partnered with the Media Council of Kenya to offer Industrial attachment to Journalism students across the country.

Speaking Tuesday morning during the signing of the new partnership, KBC Managing Director Dr. Naim Bilal said the corporation will be taking an agreed number of interns through the council’s placement program so that journalism students from Universities and Colleges across the country do not miss out on internship opportunities.

Bilal said KBC, which has been a decades’ trainer of almost all prominent media personalities in the country, will ensure the interns are well exposed to the industry so that they are able to secure jobs.

He at the same time revealed that the corporation is in the process of setting up its own media training centre.

“As KBC, we consider that we have a huge responsibility to expose interns to practical training. The Corporation is in the process of establishing a full-fledged training centre in one of our facilities in Lang’ata where we will be able to offer practical training opportunities for practitioners” said Bilal.

The Council is facilitating placements of the journalism students with KBC being the first partner.

“In the last one and half years, media houses have had no capacity to place students on industrial attachment because of financial constraints. So we developed this framework to facilitate a linkage between colleges and universities to have young people get the opportunity to train and we are glad that KBC becomes the first partner to join us” said Omwoyo.

The initiative will see 100 journalism students being placed in various media houses in Kenya each quarter of the year, where MCK will pay Ksh 15,000 for each intern to cover transport and insurance expenses.



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