COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND STRATEGIES WORKSHOP, 2019
The workshop which held between 24th and 26th of April, 2019 at Association of African Universities (AAU) Headquarters in Accra, Ghana commenced with an opening address by Prof Etienne Ehile, the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities. He identified effective and efficient communication as one sure means of achieving the African Centre of Excellence set goals and objectives. In attendance were over 60 participants comprising communication officers from African Centres of Excellence from all the African regions, Public Relations officers from Higher Institutions and Nigeria’s National Universities Commission(NUC) as a regulatory body.The facilitators were experts in Communication, journalism, media relations and graphic designs.
FUTO ACE-FUELS was represented at the workshop by her Communications Officer, Engr Dr Mrs Ngozi Claribelle Nwogu.
The key objective of the three-day training workshop was to equip Communication Officers with the necessary knowledge, skills and strategies to function effectively at their various Africa Centres of Excellence. The workshop also focused on the best practice in internal and external communication strategies that raise motivation and productivity in institutions.
At the end of the workshop, participants were convinced on the best strategies to adopt in communicating to their teams, their University management, and external bodies, using best practices, the objectives of their centres, appraisal of levels of achievements, constraints and avenues for improvement. The communication officer is at the centre of information dissemination and brainstorming. His/her activities link the various sections of the centre with the sole aim of communicating the best of information and news.