The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has called on African governments to collaborate with Universities to develop a curriculum that trains human beings to be innovators and inventors as well as create opportunities to reduce or save you migration.
Dr. Prempeh stated that Ghana was devoted to presenting for the establishment of an educational system intended to produce well-balanced people with the proper know-how, abilities, values, aptitudes, and attitudes to emerge as practical and effective citizens for the overall improvement and the democratic advancement of the country.
The Minister became talking at the outlet of a 3-day Training at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Model Curriculum on Media, Migration and Refugee Matters hosted by means of the Department of Communication Studies on the topic “Interrelated Issues to the Media, Migration and Refugee Issues inside the Context of a Curriculum Model”.
Dr. Prempeh said the global media had through the years featured harrowing scenes of information tales of younger Africans mostly men looking for a new existence in Europe through crossing dangerous deserts and seas. “Many lose their lives inside the method, but people who make it appear to inspire wave after wave of their desperate fellow citizens to danger their lives for this dangerous crossing” he stated. Making reference to the Landmark UN Migration Studies published on Monday, twenty-first October 2019, he said that, “ninety-three percentage of Africans making the journey to European nations along abnormal routes would do it once more, in spite of facing frequently lifestyles-threatening risk because of the look for what many phrases as better lives”.
Touching on some viable reasons for illegal migration, he indicated that African migrants had been entreated on by way of their lives of hopelessness, depression, and shortage of possibilities of their nations and, therefore, see Europe as their best wish of a better existence. “The UNDP recommends in a document that possibility and preference need to extend at home to stall the motion of many African youths from the usage of an unlawful or legal way to migrate to Europe,” he cited. He indicated that as long as humans remained poor, uneducated and unskilled, they could seek to emigrate by whatever approach to a higher lifestyle someplace else no matter the risks.
The model curriculum seeks to offer journalism educators with a complete set of modules, enabling them to train journalism students to higher apprehend the complicated factual dimensions of migration coverage, and to translate this understanding into sound and touchy but vital and challenging reporting techniques. It is crucial to embed the migration tale in the actual context of the countrywide political financial system. African reporting has tended to emphasize the effect of migration on countries of destination, leaving audiences in Africa best marginally interested in the situation. However, migration can – and have to – function a mirror of the societies from which the migrants emerge. The story wishes to be brought home to Africa in a manner this is as dispassionate as it’s miles compelling and convincing, and bring within the views of all stakeholders, nearby and worldwide. Media reporting constitutes the primary line of a people’s history. What are journalists in Africa telling approximately a generation this is marked by using these dangerous and large moves of residents looking for greener pastures?
In her deal with, a representative of Africa Positive, Veye Tatah explained that the model curriculum could offer journalism educators with a comprehensive set of modules, to permit them to teach journalism students to higher understand the complex real dimensions of migration coverage, and to translate this expertise into sound and sensitive but critical and tough reporting techniques.
Veye Tatah indicated that it was essential to embed the migration tale within the real context of the countrywide political economy. “African reporting has tended to emphasize the impact of migration on nations of destination, leaving audiences in Africa only marginally interested by the situation” she mentioned. She in addition but posited that “Migration can – and should – serve as a mirror of the societies from which the migrants emerge. The story desires to be delivered domestic to Africa in a way that is as dispassionate as it is compelling and convincing, and convey within the perspectives of all stakeholders, neighborhood and international”.
In her view, “Media reporting constitutes the primary lines of a people’s history” and requested rhetorically, “What are journalists in Africa telling approximately an era this is marked by means of those risky and large actions of citizens looking for greener pastures?”
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Eric Francis Amuquandoh, said the training workshop become very essential on the grounds that most growing countries including Ghana preserve to lose capable residents who may want to have contributed to the development of their international locations. He was hopeful that the education would convey to the fore some thorny troubles that needed to be addressed to opposite the trend.
The Provost mentioned that the media played very crucial roles within the improvement of any state and consequently, inculcating this curriculum in their education could beautify their expertise of migration and refugee troubles. “This will enable them to report the problems in a professional manner without gaps,” he noted.