Description: The African University College of Communications (AUCC) is an autonomous private institution dedicated mainly to the study of media and communication. AUCC was established as the Africa Institute of Journalism & Communications (AIJC), in 2002 by Hon. Kojo Yankah, former editor of Ghana?s widest circulation newspaper, the Daily Graphic, one-time director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, and former Member of Parliament and Minister of State. The diploma-awarding Institute admitted its first batch of 60 students in October 2002 under a collaborative arrangement with the Ghana Institute of Journalism. In 2007, the Africa Institute of Journalism & Communications received approval from the National Accreditation Board to offer a four-year BA degree programme in affiliation with the University of Ghana, Legon and became The African University College of Communications. The institution is currently petitioning the National Accreditation Board to expand its offerings in complementary areas in an effort to meet the growing needs of the country. AUCC held its first Bachelor degree graduation ceremony on December 10, 2011 at the Discovery House campus of the University during which the institution graduated its very first batch of B.A. degree students (46 students). The occasion was also used to graduate the University?s 8th batch of Diploma Students (33 students). In 2012, the African University College of Communications (AUCC) graduated its 9th batch of diploma students (communications) and its 2nd Batch of Degree students (B.A in communications). This event also constituted the climax of its 10th anniversary celebrations on the theme "Education in an age of globalization and convergence - AUCC @ 10 ". With a current student population of over 1,000 students coming from eleven African countries, AUCC presently offers Bachelors degree courses in Communication Studies and Business Administration and is preparing to launch Masters programmes in these two programmes this year. AUCC?s state- of- the art digital facilities aimed at transporting the acquisition of knowledge (by students) into the information age include wireless internet connectivity, well-resourced e-libraries, radio/photo studios, digital video production labs, and multimedia lecture halls. The mission of AUCC is to prepare lifelong learners to become innovative problem-solvers and ethical leaders in the fields of communication, business and related areas through excellence in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and collaboration at the local, regional and global levels using a pan-African Framework.
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