The Faculty of Integrated Development Studies (FIDS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS) with the support of UNICEF-Ghana has introduced a new certificate programme in child protection.
The programme is part of an effort to reengineer the curricula of academic programmes that are run by the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies by first mainstreaming child protection into a number of courses that are offered in the Faculty. The programme targets child protection practitioners, non-governmental organisations and community Development Practitioners.
In an interview on Diamond 93.7 Fm, Dr. John Gasu (Coordinator, Child Protection Project) explained that, participants will be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills that will help them resolve child protection issues in communities.
The programme however is a short certificate course that will run for seven working days for the first session and another seven days for the second session.
Dr. Paul Kwame Nkegbe (Dean – Faculty of integrated Dev. Studies) also took listener through on how to apply; ‘interested applicants should follow the normal application procedures of the University to apply’ he said.