Knustford University College, an affiliate of the University of Ghana, Legon, has organised a free three months training course in Accra for practicing journalists drawn from various media houses.
The course is a career enhancement programme in communication and leadership.
Mr Kwamena Essel, co-founder of the College told the Ghana News Agency that the training was vital because of the crucial role media practitioners play in social development.
“In this view, there is the need to well equip the journalists with the requisite know-how so that they can discharge their duties with professionalism so as to champion the course of development in society, be it simple or complex,” he said.
Mr Essel said media practitioners should understand society first ‘’before they can communicate effectively to bring about the change they all wish to see in the not too distant future’’.
The Knustford University College was established six years ago with 25 students, but it currently has a population of more than 600 students.
Courses offered include business administration, computer science and Information and Communication Technology.