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Welcome Message from Dean

In recognition to this, the Communication and Multimedia Journalism Department endevours to train a great communicator who has command over language and medium; whose cache is full of the soft skills of persuasion and negotiation; whose psychological make up breaks down messages to the audiences’ level; and whose perspective and ideology is global as this will spur development.

Our department trains hard-working and innovative journalists who can hit the ground running as soon as they get into the job market. During their studies here, we send them into the real world to write and record about real people in real situations. Further, we consistently strive to create industry-ready professionals by engaging key stakeholders in our classrooms where they share their experiences and pass on knowledge to the learners. A key component of our programme is that most units are practically oriented exposing our learners to studio settings of media production that prove quite engaging to our learners.

Another key differentiator is that learners must develop their own impressive portfolio of still photos, video clips, and different print media stories that they can showcase to prospective employers and hence gain an added advantage compared to their peers… Read More

Our News & Events

Canon Workshop

Canon, the imaging company, run a one day workshop on photography and basic DSLR filming on Thursday 6th July, 2017 at Riara University. The workshop benefitted the Communication and Multimedia Journalism students who were in attendance. The lead trainer was Mr Danny Rodriiquez, a professional Canon trainer based in Dubai. Some of the topics covered […]

RU celebrates World Book Day with children from Becky School, Kibera.

The World Book Day was first officially celebrated in 1995, when UNESCO selected April 23rd as the date to mark the event. The date coincides with the birth and deaths of famous authors, including the death of William Shakespeare (April 23, 1616) and Miguel de Cervantes (April 22, 1616) and Josep Pla (April 23, 1981) […]

Role of Mother Tongue Education: Chapter Contribution, Dr. Margaret W. Njeru

  Chapter Author: Dr. Margaret W. Njeru (Senior Lecturer, Riara School of Education) Book Chapter Title: Teach Our Children in Their Mother Tongue Book Title: Kenya after 50: Reconfiguring Education, Gender, and Policy (African Histories and Modernities) Editors: Koster, M.M., Kithinji, M.M. & Rotich, J.P. Publisher Detail: New York: Palgrave Macmillan (1st edition) Year of […]

Training & Capacity Building Programme at RU

The Riara University faculty (both full time and adjuncts) on 18th March 2016 concluded a six-week Certificate in Teaching at the University (CTU) training programme on effective learner-centred pedagogical approaches. The programme was led by the Riara School of Education and facilitated by various resource persons drawn from RSE, RLS, SOB, RSF, SCS & Library. […]


The Nairobi International Education Fair is an annual event where local and international universities & other institutions of higher learning meet to show case their programs. This year marked its 18th edition since it began and a 1st ICT Integration Conference in Education. The Exhibition, which was held on 11th – 13th March 2016, is […]

RU Students visit African Development Bank

Riara School of Business students and Faculty, led by the Dean, Professor Kinoti had a rare opportunity of being hosted at  African Development Bank, Eastern Africa Resource Centre (EARC), Nairobi- Kenya on Tuesday 16th February, 2015 from 10.00am to 1.15 pm.The fifty pax plus five staff members present were hosted by Mr. Gabriel Negatu, the African Development […]

Mediation plan will enhance access to justice, clear backlog by RLS Faculty Florence Shako

Article 159 (2) of the Constitution provides that in exercising judicial authority, courts should be guided by, among other principles, the promotion of alternative dispute resolution. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to a set of practices aimed at resolution of disputes outside the courts. It involves techniques such as reconciliation, mediation, arbitration and traditional dispute […]