Lebanese Envoy Counsels GIJ Students

Maher (5thL), Prof Kwansah-Aidoo with the beneficiary students

The Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana Maher Kheir has charged students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) to highlight the truth.

He was speaking after awarding scholarships to six postgraduate students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism at the Lebanese Embassy, where he added that journalism is a noble profession which demands high level of truthfulness.

In the company of members of the Lebanese Community, he said “this morning is a very special morning. I cannot describe my joy to see you climbing from one step to another and getting closer to the star of your dream.

This dream which you work hard for, day and night, to concretize, is on course. Over the years, you have been supported by your families and by us, because we believe in your ambition and your vision of a world more fair and peaceful” he said.

“A few days ago, I returned from my holidays in Lebanon, where I met the Minister of Information and the Minister of Education and Higher Education. We discussed ways to strengthen the relationship between Lebanon and Ghana, the Lebanese Scholarship and ways to improve the scholarship programme. I hope that very soon you can see the birth of some new projects in this field” he said.

He added “As you know, Lebanon is the pioneer of journalism and communication in the Middle East Region and has produced renowned journalists who have sacrificed their lives to advance the cause of freedom, equality and human rights.”

Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, rector of the GIJ, urged the beneficiary students to pursue truth in their respective endeavours saying, “Continue to work hard, you have earned it but I will urge you to pursue the truth. What you do, promotes national development, so esteem ethics of journalism.”

He expressed thanks to the Lebanese Embassy and the Lebanese Community for their continued support for the Institute.

One of the recipients, Emmanuel Kabu Nartey thanked the Embassy on behalf of Juliana Odamea Asare, Redeemer Buatsi, Tracey Amida Ibrahim, Emma Aku Obiri and Musbau Razak.