High School Students Get Journalism Training
By Calvin Brooks
MONROVIA, Jan 27 (LINA) - The Mass Communication Department at the University of Liberia (UL) has commenced an intensive nine-month training of high school students from four counties in fundamentals of journalism.
According to the Chairperson of the Mass Communication Department, Weade Kobbah Wureh, the High School to Journalism training is intended to train 150 students from Montserrado, Grand Bassa, and Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties.
Speaking Monday in an interview with the Liberia News Agency, Madam Wureh said that 50 students would be trained in Montserrado and Grand Bassa each, while 25 trainees will come from Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties respectively.
She stressed that the high school to journalism training is intended to encourage and attract young Liberians at the high school level to the journalism profession in the country.
Madam Wureh pointed out that the training will expose the students to newspaper, radio and television writing and presentation of news events in their schools and the society at large.
At the same time, Madam Wureh has expressed serious disappointment over the behavior of certain public officials who threaten journalists for exposing them.
She said these public officials should realize that their activities will come under public scrutiny, and that journalists are responsible to let the public know whether their activities are good or bad in the country.
The High School to Journalism First Training Program is under the theme: “Building Sustainable Media for Tomorrow” and is organized by the UL Mass Communication Department with funding from the International Research Exchange (IREX) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).