The Minister for Business Development, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has called on management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism to revise it courses to suit modern trends in communication for national development.
Delivering the key note address at the launch of the school’s 60th anniversary on Friday, Dr. Mohammed Awal explained that the revision of the school’s curriculum will help it capture new developments in the African continent.
“I also want to urge GIJ. to keep reviewing your curriculum so you can capture new developments in the African continent. Today, social media is very important in the discourse of every country. You’ll need to review your curriculum to capture things like that because it is so much impactful on our daily lives.”
The GIJ alumnus, in that light, commended the school management for the establishing an endowment fund to help the Institute embark on various expansion projects including building an international Digital Media Hub and establishing a global standard program that matches the best programs in journalism and communication education worldwide and called on other alumni of the school to contribute into it.
“…that is why i want to commend the rector and its faculty for the launch of this endowment fund. It is important that great alumni who are here [contribute to the fund]. I’m sure they can contribute $10,000 each [and] that will be about 50,000 cedis each within the nine months [so that] by October we can transform the school.
GIJ and Population Council to develop population reporting course
Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Professor Kwamena Kwansha-Aidoo at a meeting with the Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah at her office in Accra on Thursday, January 31, 2019 hinted on the school’s plan to develop a course module on population reporting for students in the school.
The programme, which will be piloted in the 2019/2020 academic year aims at equipping students to better understand population dynamics and how it affects development.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com