La Maison TV 5 Monde offers practical training to Journalism Students

Some of the students learning how to conduct studio sessions at the training at La Maison TV 5 Monde premises in Nsambya ( photo/ Abraham MUTALYEBWA)

KAMPALA – Our Education system has mostly been theoretical with limited hands- on experience. The coming of COVID – 19 stamped this and led to a new approach of doing things differently with a more practical style since  our students have been at home for more than a year.

The journalism field has not been exceptional, and this is  one of the sole reasons La Maison TV 5 Monde, Bonjour Kampala the first online French web radio in Uganda  in partnership with the French Embassy in Uganda  to make this  possible for those in pursuit of their media career.

While addressing the press on Saturday, April 25, Thomas Mbusa Letakamba, the director La Maison TV 5 Monde in Uganda said that it was critical for them to train students on how to use cameras since most of them are swammed up with notes which is important but the physical experience gives them that cutting edge over the rest.

Cyril Ducottet, an experienced film maker and director at DFH a  production house,  who was their trainer  appreciated the partners for working around the clock to enable the journalist students have these techniques that included  live streaming which are vital especially in this Corona virus stricken era.

Ducottet also pointed out the need to take  longer time and research while working on documentaries so that they are given a receiptive vibe in this market that is still young.

One of the students, Aline Mabweko was delighted that she had  the chance to learn the basics which way different from the class setting.