As part of its commitment to reinvigorate the African traditions through education, the African University College of Communications (AUCC), continues to admit students to study in various disciplines including Diaspora Studies, Development Communication, Strategic Communication and Business administration.
Placing premium on the education of the girl child, AUCC for the 2011/12 academic season admitted 375 students out of which 207 are female and 168 male.
Addressing the Matriculatants the Senior Vice President, Institutional Vision Advancement, Kofi Asare Opoku reiterated the university’s eagerness to impart knowledge on its students to zealously safeguard the African image in the global framework.
He reminded them to be attentive to AUCC’s academic discipline which borders on obeying and respecting authority, studying diligently, seeking the truth at all times, maintaining good manners among others.
Veteran Communications expert, Hon. Kojo Yankah, former Director of the Institute of Journalism established the Africa Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC) which metamorphosed into the African University College of Communications (AUCC).
With accreditation from the National Accreditation Board in 2004 to operate as a tertiary institution, the institute was approved by the same body to offer Bachelor of Arts Degree courses and became known as the African University College of Communications.
The university became the first private Ghanaian university in Africa to offer journalism and by extension offer Bachelor of Science Degree courses in Business administration.
The school is affiliated with the University of Ghana for the award of degrees and the diploma aspect is under the supervision of the National Board for Technicians Examinations (NABPTEX).
It has external affiliation with other international universities including Simmons College, Emerson College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Ohio University all based in the United States of America and the College of Bahamas on the Island of Bahamas in North America.
In order to offer opportunities for continuous learning to its students as well as interested members of the general public, AUCC has established several centers and institutions.
Notable among them are the Center for Strategic Studies, the AUCC Pensions Academy, the Center for Innovation and Creativity, the AUCC/World Bank Development and Information Center, the AUCC/UNESCO Gender and Minorities Mainstreaming Center, Center for Africana Studies, the Mo Ibrahim Media Monitoring Center and the ICT Center.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana