OFFICIALS from The Manila Times College on Thursday welcomed students of Thammasat University in Thailand who visited the TMTC campus in Intramuros, Manila.
Accompanied by a faculty member, the 24 students are aiming for a journalism degree from The Manila Times College–the only journalism school that offers students on-the-job training immediately and the only educational institution in the country run by professional media practitioners.
Formerly the Manila Times School of Journalism, the school provides a pedagogic approach in practical journalism.
In TMTC, journalism students are treated as junior reporters or correspondents as they are assigned to various news beats from where they are required to submit stories daily.
During the visit, the Thai students were encouraged to throw questions at TMTC officials led by The Manila Times president and chief executive officer Dante “Klink” Ang 2nd and TMTC dean Rene Bas.
Some of them asked about the situation of the media in the Philippines, others about the country’s culture and tourist destinations.
In 2013, Thammasat University and TMTC signed a memorandum of understanding for an international student exchange program that seeks to promote academic and cross-cultural learning through a worldwide collaborative network of higher education institutions.
TMTC was the first school to tie up with the Thai university under the program.
Thammasat University is the first higher educational institution in Thailand to offer a bachelor’s degree in journalism, offering courses in print media, radio and television, film, advertising, public relations and mass communication management.