Ghana’s maiden National Media Capacity Enhancement Programme is set to commence in Kumasi on Monday, January 10, 2022.

The programme, designed to provide scholarships for some 250 journalists to be trained annually, is expected to contribute to deepening media professionalism nationwide.

It forms part of collaborative efforts by stakeholders in the media industry to support the sector which has been challenged in recent times.

Needs assessment, curriculum and faculty were agreed upon by an independent working group of experts led by Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Faculties have been invited by the group from some of the nation’s leading communications schools and media houses.

The Asantehene, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is expected to perform an opening ceremony at Manhyia Palace after which the training programme will begin.

The ceremony will be televised live on Ghana Television and other private media platforms across the nation as well as the Ministry of Information’s social media handles.

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