The Hon. Minister of Communication Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has commended WIUC-GH for building vibrant work force for Ghana and Africa. She said the school in just about 20 years has grown to become a popular learning destination for students across Africa. The minister made these remarks when she commissioned a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio for the Wisconsin School of Communication. The studio which is stalked with modern equipment is meant to give practical training to the school’s communication students.
Madam Owusu- Ekuful thanked the management of WIUC-GH for investing heavily in building the capacity of our youth. According to her, government has invested heavily in procuring terrestrial media platform and therefore require the private sector’s complimentary effort to make the digital migration a reality. She entreated institutions such as Wisconsin to train students who will come out and promote local content in our media space.
On the other hand the Vice Chancellor Professor Obeng Mireku said that the School of Communication Studies broadcasting studio would offer students the practical skills needed to compete favorably in the job market. He also made known the teaching in WIUC-GH which is infused with Entrepreneurship in order to expose students to opportunities in their respective industries to avoid over-reliance on employment from government.
Professor Obeng Mireku appealed to government and all agencies involved in policy making around higher education to support initiatives such as has been exhibited by Wisconsin. This he believes can be done by creating an enabling environment that is conducive for institutions like Wisconsin to thrive, as well as providing support to create centers of training excellence which in turn will attract students from around the world.
The WIUC- Ghana broadcasting studio is one of the many state- of-the-art facilities the school has invested in to give students practical training. It will be managed by students under guidance of highly qualified and experienced broadcast journalists and tutors.