History of the Office

Mr. Richard McMillan served as the first principal of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. In 1959 when GIJ was established, he was then retiring as Director of British Information Services in Ghana. Mr. McMillan, who also taught journalism, served for three years as principal — until 1962. Today the GIJ library is named the Richard McMillan Library in honour of the Institute’s first principal.

Professor Kwansah-Aidoo 2018-
Dr. Modestus Fosu 2018
Dr. W.S.K Dzisah 2014-2018
Mr. David Newton 2009-2014
Mr. Kweku Rockson 2006-2009
Mr. David Newton 1993-2006
Mr. Kojo Yankah 1984-1993
Mr. Kwame Duffour 1983-1984
Mr. Kabral Blay Amihere 1982-1983
Mr. R. Quartey 1979-1982
Mr. G. F. Dove 1973-1978
Mr. Fred Agyeman 1969-1973
Mr. Martin Tay 1968-1969
Mr. W.G. Smith 1965-1966
Mr. Cecil Forde 1963-1965
Mr. Sam Arthur 1962-1963