The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UNR) is collaborating with the Ghana Journalists Association (GGA) to promote communication-related courses for journalists at the university.
University Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Elvis Asare-Bediako, for his part, said the courses will enable journalists to participate in the profession to enhance quality journalism.
Temporary introductory courses may be in agriculture, communications, or mining.
Professor Asre: This was said by Diako during a visit by the Ghana Journalists Association to the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Executive on the university’s main campus in Sunini.
The VCC said it hoped the existing relationship between the university and GGA would be strengthened and that this would pave the way for the development of the content.
Plant virologist Professor Asare emphasized the special role of media in nation building and stressed the need for journalists and media professionals to improve their work and create opportunities for themselves to improve.
As a public university in Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, the VCC emphasized the need to market their potential to facilitate opportunities.
“The visibility of the university is low and GAAA should help us strategically better and sell ourselves in Ghana and beyond,” said Professor Asare.
Highlighting the role of the university, the VCC conducted extensive research programs and conferences, in addition to academic work, which required strong advertising to sell its promise.
The chairman of Bono, Bono East and GGA Ahafo Regional, Larry Papa Kusse Muse, called on university officials to provide scholarships to members of the association who want to improve themselves.
He said GGA was a development partner, adding that the fourth arm of government, journalists and media professionals in general need the opportunity to attend specialized courses for advanced professional standards.