Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the Department of Communications Studies at the University of Ghana has impacted the lives of several persons especially those who studied in that department.
Mr Mahama, a product of the Department, said he was proud to have studied there.
In recorded message played at the launch of the 50th anniversary on Wednesday July 20, he said “Our Golden Jubilee gives me enormous joy.
“Today, we commemorate 50 years of scholarship and training in communication. Indeed, I can hit my chest and say proudly that 36 years ago, me too, I was here some. What a stay it was and what an impact it has made on our lives in the various fields of professional endeavours.”
The Head of Department (HoD), Dr Abena Animwaa Yeboah-Banin assured that it will continue to fulfill its mandate of improving the practice and understanding of journalism and communication and adding to knowledge through research.
She recounted that in 1972, the Department was established as the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies.
“What foresight they had in preparing the ground to provide much-needed support to Ghana’s media and communications sector of the future.
“Today, we exist as the Department of Communication Studies, a name change that has not altered our founding objectives of improving the practice and understanding of journalism and communication and adding to knowledge through research.
“We continue to deliver on this mandate and the evidence of the quality we represent through our training, research and extension activities is visible for all to see. We are very aware of our excellent legacy and compelled by it to continue to ‘excel in whatever we do’ as our University Anthem entreats us to. Over the past 50 years, we have trained communication professionals who make us proud by their exploits.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana