The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the Accra Technical University (ATU) has commissioned its campus radio station, Radio ATU.The idea was conceived about 10 years ago, but successive administrations of the students body failed to make the project a reality.
The project, which costs GHȻ149,860, become a reality under the tenure of the 2018/2019 SRC administration, led by Richard Ahenkan.
Speaking at a ceremony to commission Radio ATU, Dean of Students’ Affairs, Mr. Michael Okae Adow, admonished the students to churn out accurate and balanced information on Radio ATU, as it serves as a medium for information about the university.
“Through Radio ATU, students of Accra Technical University and the entire populace of Ghana will obtain accurate and impartial information of the institution and any information of importance and relevance,” Mr Adow said.
He called on the incoming SRC executives to ensure continuity of the radio station.
Also at the event, SRC President, Richard Ahenkan, in delivering his speech, outlined some of the benefits the school will enjoy as a result of the establishment of the radio station.
He highlighted that the radio will help bridge the communication gap between school management and students as well as help them contribute to national issues.
“Radio ATU will be a great advantage to the development of liberal studies and communications technology as students can practice what they have been taught in class at the station”, Richard Ahenkan added
He however indicated that they have the intention of going commercial as soon as possible in order to generate revenue for the continual running of the station.
“We have the intention of going commercial as soon as possible to enable the SRC generate revenue to undertake developmental activities on campus which will help the students and the university community at large.”
Richard Ahenkan also hinted of plans by the SRC to establish a television station on campus.
The ceremony was graced by some members of university management and staff, past SRC executives and students of the school.