NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2022 FROM THE RT. REVEREND JAMES ALLEN YAW ODICO BISHOP ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF GAMBIA Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jan 4, 2022, 3:31 PM
The review and validation brought together education experts, sector players, curriculum experts and regulators.
Seventeen participants took part in the review process most of who are communication officers.
The event is part of MAJaC’s plan to run communication courses that will prepare trainees with the requisite knowledge and skills to serve as communication officers/assistant, public relations assistant and or journalists.
At the event, Amadou Touray, director of Standards and Curriculum Development at NAQAA commended MAJaC for what he described as a ‘job well done’.
“Bringing together sector players and other stakeholders to review such a rich content to make it better is a laudable initiative”.
He thanked MAJaC for coming up with such a curriculum that will serve generations.
Mr. Sang Mendy, managing director of MAJaC said the academy designed the standards and curriculum to meet the growing demands of the public.
“On weekly if not daily basis, people walk into our academy and enquire about a course in communication. Knowing that in 2018, we conducted a pilot programme where we successfully trained 16 people in communication, we’re building on what we already had to produce a teachable programme.”
Participants at the event urged MAJaC to send their trainees on internship as well as reach out to institutions and organisations for collaboration, organise career field days and create a mentorship programme during and after the course.
This is the first communication curriculum developed in The Gambia to train students at foundation and certificate levels.
MAJaC also hope to develop unit standards and a curriculum for levels 3 and 4 (diploma and advanced diploma).
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners on Saturday 12 June 2021 engaged the chief of Fulladu East and alkalolu within the Basse Constituency on sexual and reproductive health matters.
Stakeholders from governments, regulatory authorities, technical vocational education training (TVET) institutions, employers, artisan and workers associations from around Africa and international development partners recently converged at the Nigerian capital city, Abuja, from 23 -25 July, 2023, to participate in the formal launch and workshop on the Sub-Saharan Africa Skills and Apprenticeship Stakeholders Network (SASASNET).
The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) through the Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) last Thursday sensitised over twenty media practitioners and members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on its latest web-based system dubbed- ASYCUDA World.