Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences Experts

Joshua Kweikuma

Department of Journalism
University of Ghana

Joshua Kweikuma


"You begin to think in a new way and it is different when you start working or doing your national service. You meet new people and make new friends, but it is up to you to grab the opportunities that come your way", Joshua Kweikuma, an alumnus of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) said in an interview with Joshua Kweikuma grew up in a small community in the Greater Accra region called "Nsakina" where he had his primary and Junior High school education at the Nsakina M/A Primary and Junior High School. He moved on to Kaneshie Senior High School where he offered General Arts. Growing up, it was Joshua's wish to read Political or Social Sciences. He later had a change of heart upon realizing how difficult it is to get a job in that sector. He then decided to settle on journalism after re-examining himself considering his proficiency to read, write and speak very well. He gained admission into the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2012 where he held key positions in various groups in the school. He was an active member of the ‘Communicators for change’ project- a humanitarian project which was undertaken to aid the less privileged in society. Joshua also oocupied the position of SRC Financial Secretary. "I saw GIJ as a small community with one big family. Besides it was a very small school and you could know almost everyone on campus" Joshua Kweikuma was a member of an international youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Right where he was a sexual and reproductive health advocate. There he had the opportunity to train young people in Zambia about their sexual rights with emphasis on building their capabilities to be good citizens and leaders. He also reviewed grant proposals from other youth organizations and made contributions to that effect. Then again, he served on the advisory of UNESCO International Technical Guidance on Comprehensive Sexuality Education. After his four years in GIJ, he worked as an intern and National Service personnel at Corporate Affairs at TIGO Ghana for a year. He currently works as a Communications Assistant at Vivo Energy, Ghana. “GIJ is a very good brand. Being a student of the institution, you should read, do more listening and be abreast of current affairs”, this he said will make you stand out among the lot.

Research Interest

Journalism, Social media.

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