By Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA
Accra, March 12, GNA - GH Media School, established on March 3, 2014, is intended to provide competency-based training, with 70 percent practical and 30 per cent theory training to students based on industrial needs.
The School, which started with 40 students, currently has a student population of 950, accredited by the Ghana Education Service (GES), to provide practical media training and supervised by the Technical Examination Unit of the GES.
Addressing students, parents and key stakeholders at its ninth matriculation ceremony in Accra, Mr Leslie Addo-Listowell, the Rector of the School, encouraged the matriculants to take full advantage of the practical and industry-based skill training, to excel in the highly competitive media landscape.
A total of 320 students took the Matriculation Oath and charged to comply with the rules and regulations governing the institution.
“Integrating Industrial Needs in Media Education- the GH Media School Experience”, was the theme for the event.
Courses offered include; Journalism and Media Studies, Theatre Studies and Integrated Marketing Communication with Television and Film Production as well as Media Information and Communication Technology.
Mr. Addo-Listowell, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the School, said the institution attached great importance to the needs of the media industry based on the feedback it received from industry players, which guided them to develop training programmes.
He said it imbued in students positive attitude, relevant skills and knowledge-based training, with core values like passion, professionalism and progressiveness.
Mr. Seth Danso Appau, the Head of Technical Education Unit of the GES, commended the Management of the School for providing the requisite training facilities with qualified lectures to provide the required training.
He urged the students to take full advantage of the training and develop their talents and competencies in order to become competitive in their fields of work.
Mr Appau admonished them to eschew social vices such as sexual immorality, examination malpractices, indecent dressing, among others.
He urged them to concentrate on their studies in order to become responsible citizens and contribute their quota towards the advancement of the nation.
Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi, the Chancellor of the School, noted that the world of work had changed drastically; whereby employers were not much enthused about one’s qualification, but what prospective employees could offer to add value to the company.
He said the School provided practical experience so that graduates that emerged out from the institution would become relevant to industrial needs.