Monday, September 23, 2013


The much awaited commemoration of the founder’s day celebration with our iconic guest being the center of attraction finally arrived. The Ghana Journalist Association-Ghana Institute of Journalism Students’ Chapter has always made it a duty upon themselves to bring mentors closer to their mentees whenever the need arises. Such was one of these days, the 20th of September 2013 that Mr. Kwesi Pratt Junior the managing editor of the Insight Newspaper was invited over to the seminar room of the Ghana Institute of Journalism to give a speech on the theme “NKRUMAISM AND DEMOCRACY, THE WAY FORWARD?” The program commenced at 11:30am with the opening prayers by Wisdom Nana Hededzome a level 200 student, with the intention of inviting the Almighty God to grace us with His presence since the success of any endeavor depends on him.Romeo Adzah a level 200 student who also happens to be the present Chief Justice of the school’s SRC took students into a moment of deep thinking as he recited an African poem. The chairman of the occasion was to be introduced, the president of GJA-GIJ CHAPTER in the person of Emmanuel Flaubert Dekounde, did the honours. Mr. Kwesi Pratt Junior, the much anticipated iconic guest speaker was introduced by a bestowed student of the association who happens to have an interesting dramatic character, he is called Nana Osei. The program starting on this interesting note got all students’ attention on board. Not only students however were present, some lecturers of the institute including the Dean of students Mr. Frimpong Manson who was the chairman of the occasion, Mr. Kwadjo Ansong Boateng and the acting patron of the association Mr. Matthew MacKwame were present since gatherings of this nature had a piece of cake for everyone to send home. A lot needed to be said, to motivate,to teach,to awaken and encourage and interestingly students never got tired, they just wanted more and more, but unfortunately, time was not the best of friends since the program had to come to a close. Julius Kofi Satsi, the General Secretary of GJA-GIJ gave a gratifying vote of thanks after other lecturers had also taken their seizures to speak to students.
The program gradually came down to the moment of mingling and sharing of thirst-quenchers and amusement, photographs were also taken, since students were not ready to risk losing memories like this as curtains were drawn down to end the program. For most people,this was a good start for the semester en route the realization of the goal of becoming good communicators.Have you commenced the semester on a good note? Watch out as GJA-GIJ CHAPTER has additional goodies for all of us students of this amazing institution for consumption, for the Level 100 students, welcome on board the train of GJA-GIJ CHAPTER. BY:Diesob Ansah K. Cecilia(PRO)

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