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General News of Friday, 12 October 2018

Source: Nana Achampong

AUCC, Adabraka Atukpai stool authority agree to train Ga teachers

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The African University College of Communications on Monday agreed in principle with the Adabraka Atukpai Council of Elders to package special courses that will enable the school to train GaDangbe teachers at its Adabraka campus.

The training will also include aspects of the Ga culture.
This understanding was reached on Monday when AUCC Vice president, Academic, Prof. Kalyan Kumar Sahoo, visited the Adabraka Atukpai Mantse Nii Tetteh Adjabeng II and his educational council at his palace in Adabraka.

This follows a call made by Mantse Nii Tetteh Adjabeng II at the launch of the Adabraka Literacy Project and Inter-Schools Quiz Competition held on Tuesday September 25 at the Evangel Assemblies of God Church. The theme for the occasion was “The Impact of Local languages on Community Development”.

“Our language is dying. And so is the Ga Dangbe culture. Unless we do something fast, we will regret it one day,” Nii Adjabeng II moaned.

Prof. Sahoo assured the Adabraka Mantse that AUCC will do the needful in that regard.

“We can start by creating courses to offer Ga teachers more skills so they can teach the language to more people,” he said.

AUCC Founder and Board Chairman Hon. Kojo Yankah applauded the development and said “the establishment of a working partnership with the Adabraka Atukpai Stool Authority is within the framework of AUCC’s goal of mainstreaming traditional African content in its curriculum.”

Leadership course for Traditional rulers

In that direction, Prof. Sahoo said plans are far advanced for the introduction of a modular leadership training course for traditional heads that would be taught in local languages and functional English.
He said the collaboration would help equip traditional leaders with modern tools for tomorrow’s world.

The African University College of Communications is a private tertiary institution at Adabraka, Accra, Ghana. It was set up in 2002 by Hon. Kojo Yankah for the study and teaching of journalism, communication studies, information technology convergence, business, African Studies, and to provide opportunities for advanced learning, and practical and professional training for the rapid growth and development of Africa. On Wednesday it will add a School for Creative Arts to its Sam Jonah Business School and the Kojo Yankah School of Communications.

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