Ghana (University of Energy and Natural Resources) In this era of technological development, using social media tools to influence science communication
The Former National President of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and Vice-Rector of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah has urged members of the Association to make an impact with science communication using social media tools to disseminate their research findings for public consumption especially in this era of technology and Covid-19. He noted that the impact of their research can be seen when the public gets to know and understand how the findings affect them.
According to him, the role of UTAG in public universities and the role of government are intertwined and key to nation building, however with funding most of the research findings can be put to good use in society. He added that with funding as a key component, researchers can explore to the fullest in addressing the country’s challenges. He also revealed that with government and other support to undertake research on the Covid-19 Virus, the world witnessed the eminent duty of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in leading research in the country and beyond in the wake covid-19 pandemic.