The 90-day weekly session of the Peter Quaqua Journalism Training Program began yesterday with 24 students on the campus of the Assembly of God High School in Sinkor, Monrovia.
The first quarter of the program ends on June 15. According to the approved training program released by Founder/Executive Director Titus W. Tokpah, Sr and co-Founder Richard F. Manuba, who is also program officer, the training will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
At yesterday’s opening, trainer J. Grayfield took the students through news writing and reporting from 3-4p.m; R. Manuba handled broadcast English-1 from 4-5p.m and N. Andrews took the students through one hour of discussion on health reporting from 5-6p.m.
The next session is on Wednesday: H. Sumo will handle writing and reporting for TV-1; R. Manuba will take the students through Broadcast English-1 and trainer E. Clarke will handle an introduction to journalism from 5-6p.m.
This week’s course will end on Friday with J. Grayfield handling interviewing techniques from 3-4p.m; O. Jackson will discuss sports reporting-1 from 4-5p.m and E. B. Robinson will discuss radio production and continuity from 5-6p.m.
After the first quarter, the second quarter (levels 1 and 2) will resume on Wednesday, July 15-October 15. There will be lectures and reviews and students will have first hand training on information management and processing since the trainers are active media practitioners with media institutions in the country.
Assignments, lecture reviews and quizzes will be part of the training according to the approved training calendar.
The training is under the sponsorship of MediaAid Foundation, a media development, training, research, advocacy, consultancy and public relations outfit.