African University College Of Communication , Accra
The African University College of Communications (AUCC), formerly known as the Africa Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC), is a private tertiary institution established in 2002 by Hon. Kojo Yankah. Honourable Yankah, the first President of AUCC, was former Editor of Daily Graphic, Ghana’s widest circulation newspaper; nine years Director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, seven years Minister of State, and eight years as Member of Parliament AIJC admitted the first batch of Diploma students for its Communication Studies programme in 2002, and was formally accredited as a tertiary institution by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) in 2004.
In 2007, AIJC received another approval from the National Accreditation Board to offer Bachelor of Arts degree programs and became known as the African University College of Communications (AUCC), becoming the first University College in Africa to offer Journalism and Communication Studies as its flagship programmes. In 2010, AUCC was again granted accreditation to offer Bachelor of Science degree courses in Business Administration.
Currently, The Masters in Communications programme has also admitted its first batch of students. AUCC is working assiduously towards the introduction of another Masters’ degree programmes in the fields of Integrated Marketing being awarded by the University of Winneba.
The University College has recently gotten affiliation approval from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) to establish a School of Technology, which would offer Bachelor of Science Programmes in Business Information Communication Technology.
In its short history, AUCC has been recognized by UNESCO as Centre of Excellence, and has signed exchange programmes with a number of universities throughout the world. The University College is a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Council of Independent Universities (CIU), Ghana.