Free Universal Broadcast University is set to be introduced in Ghana by the Distinguish Scholars of Africa (DISTINSA).
This programme will be introduced in March 2018, by DISTINSA in collaboration with the International Standards Journalism (ISJA).
It will be an online, on air and accessible by radio, television, and video.
With this, participants can tune in and take scheduled courses just like the normal university.
It will be accessible in different local languages for those who cannot speak English.
Dr Nana Oppong, the President of DISTINSA-ISJA, explained that they are hoping to start the programme latest in March 2018.
According to him, they have started the process of contacting various universities abroad for affiliation and accreditation.
He said the programme would be an online platform for journalist to register as a student and be issued with an ID card.
He mentioned that they will be provided with a schedule to know when to tune in the radio or download the podcast for your course.
Dr Oppong explained that the programme will enable lecturers to lecture on videos just like the normal university, except that you don’t go to the normal classroom for lectures, since it is online.
“We believe that increasing the journalists access to education and enabling them to have excellent knowledge without having to pay for it will increase their capacity to deliver, inform and technically correct and ensure best reportage”, he added.