The association was recognised for its contributions toward the promotion of the Public Relations profession and for developing innovative programmes to sensitise PR students on modern practices and opportunities in the profession.
The annual awards programme, organised by the Institute of Public Relations (IPR), is Ghana’s premium occasion for honouring outstanding practitioners, groups and organisations in the Public Relations occupation.
This year’s event was held at the Labadi Beach Hotel, in Accra on Saturday, February 29, 2020 under the theme ‘Ghana beyond the Ordinary; The value in our national discourse.’
Presenting the award plaque to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr Theodora Dame Adjin-Tettey, Head of the Department of Communication Studies, said her outfit is humbled and grateful to the IPR for the award.
She said they look forward to continuous learning and developing to become one of the best Departments in the University and beyond.
The Pro-VC, Professor Charles Barnor commended the students and the entire department for making the university proud. “Management of the university is pleased with your output and achievements over this short period of your existence,” he said.
“Despite your relatively younger status as a Department, you continue to prove that you can achieve more when given the needed the push.”
Prof Barnor further noted that Management remains resolute in its quest to building a congenial academic environment with top-notch service delivery.
He, however, admitted that building an effective system in any organisation is incremental, but with time and focus one is likely to achieve his/her purpose. Consequently, he encouraged the students to make inputs as the university strives to improve service delivery to the students.
“In pursuance of our mantra this year, which is rooted in service excellence, I would like to urge you all to make meaningful contributions through the appropriate channels on ways we can improve service delivery for you our students,” he said
Present at the brief ceremony was Mr Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku, lecturer and Patron of the ComSSA-UPSA, executives of the association, Mrs. Belinda Evelyn Adzomani, Departmental Officer at the Department of Communication Studies and some lecturers.