The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) is to set up an endowment fund to help train journalists and media practitioners to meet the needs of industry and society as a whole.

The fund, which will be used to acquire the needed logistics to facilitate the training of student journalists and media practitioners, forms part of activities to mark the school’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Head of Research and Acting Head of the Department of Communication of the Institute, Dr Laurencia Agyepong made this known when the Rector of the School, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo paid a courtesy call on the Acting Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Augustus Yamson at Broadcasting House in Accra.

Explaining the purpose of the endowment fund, Dr. Agyepong said there is the need to train media practitioners to meet the trends in modern media practice as well as the needs of the industry. Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo explained that, the sub-committee on the School’s council is putting measures in place to ensure quality in their products.

He called on relevant stakeholders particularly products of the School to partner the School in designing the right course content to help produce excellent products for GIJ.

For his part, the Acting Director-General of GBC, Augustus Yamson urged the leadership of the school to introduce specialisation courses in the school’s curriculum. This he said, will enable products from the school to be better equipped.

Recto of GIJ Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo (4th right) together with other GIJ officials and the management members of GBC in a group photo after their discussions.

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