The Script training course and networking programme will cover topics such as simplifying science without compromising its meaning’ and ‘how to cover scientific controversies’.
According to Charles Wendo, the Script training coordinator and former New vision science editor, the a science communication course will help people make informed decisions on the issues facing their communities and regions.
“We hope that the course will ultimately lead to more journalists writing an increasing number of articles about science in order to increase the application of science in public life and in the development of government policy.” he said.
Dr William Tayeebwa, Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, said confirmed that the course will be available the next academic year.
“The University is committed to mainstreaming the Script project courses in the current curriculum as well as the reviewed one envisaged to be launched in the 2019/2020 academic year,
“As a matter of fact, a new independent master’s level course on ‘science communication’ has been developed in the reviewed curriculum.” Dr. Tayebwa said.
Script is being developed in partnership with Radio Nigeria, The Conversation Africa and The Nation Media Group in Kenya.