The Management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has announced to introduce entrepreneurship courses in the next academic year in addition to its programmes to allow graduates to create self-style jobs.
The University’s Rector in an interview with the Daily Graphic newspaper noted graduates will be able to use their communication skills and knowledge to create job instead of depending on securing jobs in the media
According to Professor Kwansah-Aidoo, some journalists in the country over-dependence on traditional media for employment has led to many of them unemployed for a long period.
“We need to equip students with skills that will help them to survive on their own in entrepreneurial and digital skills,” he told the Newspaper.
He said it was necessary for products of the institute to be able to apply what they had learnt, particularly, outside the newspaper industry.
The rector advised students of the institute of the Journalism to pay more attention to digital media aside from the usual writing and reporting in order to acquire multi-skills such as shooting and editing videos.
Professor Kwansah-Aidoo explained that many media institutions now wanted graduates who were multi-skilled and not just those who could read and write.