The objective of the workshop was to improve participants’ writing skills to suit specific communicative situations such as: letter writing, report writing, minutes writing, etc.
In his opening remarks, Prof Koram mentioned the need for such training was necessitated by a request to train two administrative assistants at University of Professional Studies in the a fore mentioned areas. Thus he then decided to train the majority in order to ensure efficient administrative work output for the whole Institute.
The workshop was facilitated by Professor Gordon S. K Adika Director, Language Centre from the University of Ghana. Prof. Adika took the participants through how to demonstrate awareness of levels of formality in writing and the impact of violations; appreciate the importance of organisation in writing and how to master the use of coherence markers within and across paragraphs.
The participants also learnt how to master specific linguistic forms and structures that characterise writing letters, minutes and reports.There was also a peer review session and participants were encouraged to share the lessons learnt among themselves.
Certificates and an Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary were awarded to all participants at the end of the workshop.
Participants of the workshop were really elated by the kind gesture shown on behalf of Management . Mrs. Gloria Obeng-Benefo, Public Relations Officer for the Institute,in rendering the vote of thanks, expressed her profound gratitude to Prof. Koram for the training and lauded the enormous support shown by the Institute Administrator Mr. Okyere Boateng. She was also hopeful that more of such training will be given to build the confidence and boost the administrative skills of all staff.