ENGAGE IN RESEARCH AGENDA THAT HELPS RESOLVE EXISTING PROBLEMS IN THE COMMUNICATION FIELD – PROFESSOR ABEKU BLANKSON

Professor Abeku, the Pro Vice Chancellor of the Ghana Communication Technology University has called on GIJ lecturers to base their research works on problems and not just topics, to help solve the existing problems within the communication field. He stated that, problematization of research lends relevance to issues happening around us from a communication perspective.

He made the call at a research seminar organized by the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Development at GIJ. The Directorate is headed by Dr Etse Sikanku, a senior lecturer and an accomplished scholar at the institution.

The topic for the event was: “How to Select Research Topics and Problematize Communication Research”.

 He engaged the faculty in a lively discussion on how to select research topics that further a research agenda. Professor Blankson stated that research should generally be driven by a particular problem, relevant questions and a genuine curiosity and interest to address these problems. He also urged the participants to conduct collaborative research to enhance academic inquiries and publication.

By: Esther Awagah

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