The Campus Broadcasting Association of Ghana (C-BAG) is calling on management of various tertiary institutions to scale up support for campus radio stations to enable them function effectively as useful tools for academic and other aspects of human development.
President of the association Dr. Abubakar Siddique Ahmed made the call when a delegation of the association paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah in his office yesterday.
Giving a brief history of Campus Broadcasting in Ghana, Dr Abubakar Siddique remarked that campus radio has over the years proven to be useful academic instruments as well as a development mouthpiece for all sections of the university community.
The President of the Campus Broadcasting Association of Ghana also observed that campus stations have over the years proven to be a significant nurture ground for producing quality human resource for the broadcast industry.
Dr. Abubakar Siddique Ahmed introducing the delegation
“As a teaching facility, there were no broadcasters at the time and so everything was just GBC. Therefore there was the need for the various campuses that had the opportunity to train.
Much as teaching was part of it, training was the core because if you don’t train even the lecturers how to present on radio, you have a problem. Over the period we have grown and as we speak today there is no institution that produces more broadcasters into the system than the campus radio stations in Ghana.”
The Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah spoke highly of campus radio. He commended ATL FM in particular for the quality of work and the impact it is making.
Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah addressing the delegation
“The presence of campus radio is very important because there are other competing radio stations who say all sort of things. Therefore there must always be another voice which carries out the correct information to the people.
That is where I see the use of campus radio station as effective in disseminating correct information to the people and stating the positions of the university in many matters. I can say that I listen a lot to ATL FM and I’m very happy with the work they are doing.
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Source : ATL FM NEWS