The award was presented to Mr. Tokpah on Friday, 20 December 2019 at his Congo Town Office by the Classic Communications Incorporated, owner of Classic FM 93.9MHz based in Kakata, Margibi County.
In a press statement released on Saturday, 21 December 2019 by MediaAid Foundation, Classic Communications Incorporated says the honor is in recognition of Mr. Tokpah’s invaluable services to the state and humanity through the effective running of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism-PQSJ.
Meanwhile, the MediaAid boss has described the “Media Developer Award” as a great surprise and urged other young Liberians to get involve in ‘entrepreneurship’ as a means of ensuring self-reliance.
Titus Tokpah envisioned an “all media school complex” valued at 251-thousand united states dollars to include an education radio, newspaper, magazine, a computer lab, library and an early childhood learning center.
The MediaAid Executive assured that upon the realization of his vision in years to come, the journalism community will change in Liberia.
According to the release, between 2015-2018, MediaAid Foundation through the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism-PQSJ has successfully mentored and graduated 231 aspiring journalists and communications personnel, many of whom are now mainstream journalists.
Currently, PQSJ holds partnerships with the United States Embassy near Monrovia, University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses and other US-based institutions.