The Institute of Information, Communication Sciences and Techniques (ISTIC) in Burkina Faso on July 18, paid a visit to the Ghana Institute of Journalism, as parts of their efforts to tap from the operations of Ghana’s leading communication university.

The visit was also to build a bridge of friendship, mutual understanding, and cooperation between the two institutions.

Dr. Collins Brobbey, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, in his opening remarks, commended the ISTIC for going beyond their boundaries to pay a visit to GIJ. He said he believes their visit will lend credence to the fact that GIJ stands out as the leading communication university in the Sub – Sahara region.

He emphasized that a long-term partnership between the two universities will provide students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience and could also promote exchange programs to further deepen relations among the two institutions.

The Assistant Registrar for Alumni and International Relations, Mrs. Perpetua Opoku – Agyemang, in her brief speech, welcomed the students and staff of ISTIC to GIJ.  “Our doors are always open, and we are ready to build any form of partnership that will see the two institutions working together since we ride on the same path and share the same values” she added.

The heads of the various faculties and units in the school; Faculty of Journalism, Faculty of Integrated Communication Sciences, Faculty of PR, Advertising and Marketing, School of Graduate Studies and Research and Academic Affairs, briefed the guests on the various programmes the school offer and the successful projects that were run by students under these faculties.

Speaking on behalf of the ISTIC, Mr. Sompa, expressed his gratitude to GIJ for welcoming them warmly. He said ISTIC is open to building a strong partnership to give opportunities to students and expand their academic scope.