Managing Director of Zenith Bank Ghana, Mr Henry Oroh, has praised the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) for its contribution towards the human development of Ghana.
The Zenith boss, who described the school as an “innovative institution” pledged that the bank would support it to achieve its goals.
Mr Oroh made the remarks when the leadership of the school on Wednesday, February 13, paid a courtesy call on him at the bank’s head office in Accra.
The GIJ delegation included the Rector, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, Ag. Head of the Department of Communication of the school, Dr Lawrencia Agyepong, and Mr Yaw Odame Gyau, a Senior Lecturer.
Mr Oroh said “I would like to congratulate you (GIJ) for turning 60,” noting that “We will do anything we can to support you.”
He also commended the school to its plans to set up an endowment fund to help train specialised media practitioners in the country.
He, however, urged the leadership of the school to widen their net in soliciting for support to help set up the endowment fund.
“You (GIJ) have to expand your base,” Mr Oroh said, pointing out that the Zenith Bank is one of the corporate institutions in Ghana that does a lot of corporate social responsibilities.
Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo said as part of measures to achieving the mission of the school, which is to remain a highly academic professional communications institution serving the needs of students, industry and society, the school is collaborating with all relevant institutions and stakeholders to ensure that students produced by the school meet the demands of the changing world.