A Faculty Officer at the Center for Modern Languages at the CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences Kamara Abdul-Aziz, has passionately advocated for the study of French among youth in the Upper East Region.
According to him, learning French is not just a skill but a necessary tool for enhancing business communication, both locally and internationally.
Mr. Kamara’s call is grounded in the belief that linguistic diversity is an asset that can significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the region and the country as a whole.
He explained that in today’s globalised world, where business transactions transcend borders, linguistic competence in French can unlock a plethora of opportunities.
“The Region is strategically positioned for economic growth, with its rich agricultural resources, burgeoning tourism sector, and a growing interest in entrepreneurship. For one to fully harness these opportunities and compete effectively on the national and international stage, one ought to surf in French.
French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, is not only the official language of many African countries but also holds a prominent place in international business and diplomacy. So, mastering yourself with it in our university here is a gateway to one’s success.”
Mr. Kamara emphasised that many French-speaking countries are eager to establish trade relations with Ghana, offering promising markets for local products and services.
He said, “Whether you are an employee or self-employed, learning the French language will stand you in good stead when applying for new jobs, seeking new opportunities in your current professional setting, or moving to French-speaking countries in general, and in the West African sub‐region in particular, for business, conferences, workshops, and other professional activities.”
The Academic programmes and short courses run by the Centre for Modern Languages at the CKT-UTAS include a Diploma in French for Professional Communication (2yrs), a Certificate in French for Professional and Scientific Communication (12 months academic year), a Certificate in Functional English for International Francophone Students (3-6-12 months).
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