The Ministry for Education has accredited a local media NGO, MediaAid Foundation (MAF) to operate a journalism school named in honor of former Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President, Peter Quaqua.
According to a release, the Peter Quaqua Journalism Training School will offer an intensive nine months certificate program comprising twenty seven major journalism courses to aspiring journalists throughout Liberia.
Richard Manuba, co-founder and program officer of MediaAid Foundation said the establishment of the Peter Quaqua Journalism Training program is in response to the lack of an established journalism school in the country.
He noted that there is no sustained training program for middle-level journalists, which continues to under-rate the local media.
MediaAid Foundation, which operates from the YWCA Compound in Congo Town, according to Mr. Manuba will push for excellence and seek to recruit and train high school graduates and university students.
Mr. Manuba disclosed that the school has trained about 15 community radio journalists from the Southeast in radio voice-editing.