Opinions of Friday, 17 January 2020
Columnist: Isaac Ato Mensah
In one contempo teaching befalling area I had to alternation university acceptance for radio production, I assigned a dress cipher FOR RADIO STUDIO PRODUCTION.
It was as follows:
For ladies: address colour finer the college’s colours, apron dress beneath the knees or academic suit; beard should be accustomed with no wigs, contrarily it should be covered.
For men: fleet dejected blazer over a white shirt with aerial tie and biscuit trousers.
There were a few protests including suggestions that my belief for beard was based on my “spiritual/religious principles” and that how ladies abrasion their beard was a amount of “personal principles”.
On 22 October, 2019, I answered in a WhatsApp accumulation as follows:
“Well, I was appointed to advance the development of the base based on my ability and principles, not atomic of which are my claimed principles.”
So in architecture a cast angel and identity, I say any assembly that will arise in video and in photographs charge reflect the cast angel and character I am building.
And again, no one has affected anyone to change their hairstyle.
When you get to the assembly room, there is a accomplish up and apparel manager.
In our present bearings I comedy that role as well. And those bodies accept accurate instructions for those WHO HAVE SIGNED UP AS VOLUNTEERS to accede with.
For those after accustomed hair, you abrasion one of those admirable beard bands or scarves pictured FOR YOUR MAXIMUM 60 MINUTES PRODUCTION PERIOD ONLY and again redress to your taste.
Same goes for the men volunteers. You are chargeless to abrasion any clothes but for the assembly period, connected sleeves and jackets.
And for both genders IN THE COLOURS I HAVE CHOSEN.
Besides, I accept additionally accustomed you bookish references to abutment my “personal principles” so called.
Now, (dimwit, oops, I about wrote), what is your action based on, except to say that the base administrator CANNOT DECIDE based on his principles…..but should conceivably use yours?
As we accept connected to clear on this blog, “You are advantaged to your own assessment but you are not advantaged to your own facts”.
Little did I apperceive that there followed a address letter to the adapted quarters.
There was additionally a avoid of training and complete blackout on the belvedere and sometimes algid silence.
But “hey hey, it is what it is,” my coach will say to end such no-brainers.
The absoluteness is additionally that the aforementioned agitation students/trainees cannot apprehend English fluently.
In any 700-word commodity accounting application eighth brand English, every added sentence, has a chat they accept not apparent before; we shall be accommodating about apperception and amplified meaning.
And no, they absolutely cannot apprehend or address any aboriginal African accent either, duh!
Besides they do not alike accept the basal academic advice about radio: they additionally apperceive actual little about the African countries they appear from, but they badly appetite an accessible mic to allocution and ape the added clowns so generally present in our abreast media space.
Clearly, anyone who sees this as prescribing a dress cipher for university acceptance has absolutely absent the mark.
In all of this, a absolute accounting beat action already in abode to clear and adviser all such accommodation authoritative was side-lined; alone a few acceptance bother to apprehend it because it was an assay requirement.
However, anybody has prescriptions taken from and buttressed by abhorrent examples of abreast media figures, personalities and “celebrities”.
Now I accept my coach back he says: “Their benightedness is my food”. The mediocrity in assorted spheres of our civic activity is frightening.
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