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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TAMALE
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TAMALE
About: University Name: Technical University of Tamale Address: P.O. Box TL 2159 Tamale
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UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
About: THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission, on Higher Education in the then British colonies. The Asquith Commission, which was set up in 1943 to investigate Higher Education, recommended among other things, the setting up of University Colleges in association with the University of London. This was followed up by a number of separate Commissions in different regions. The West Africa Commission was under the Chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot. The Elliot Commission published a majority report which recommended the establishment of two University Colleges in the Gold Coast (Ghana) and Nigeria, and a minority report which held that only one University College for the whole of British West Africa was feasible. The British Government at first accepted the minority report of the Elliot Commission and decided that a University College for the whole of British West Africa should be established at Ibadan in Nigeria. But the people of the Gold Coast could not accept this recommendation. Led by the scholar and politician, the late Dr. J.B. Danquah, they urged the Gold Coast Government to inform the British Government that the Gold Coast could support a University College. The British Government accordingly reviewed its decision and agreed to the establishment of the University College of the Gold Coast. The University College of the Gold Coast was founded by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing for and promoting university education, learning and research. Its first Principal was the late Mr. David Mowbray Balme. Mr. Balme was far-sighted, courageous and dedicated to the promotion of scholarship. By his vision, industry and single-mindedness of purpose, he built a college and laid the foundations for a sound University which is now a source of pride. In his ten years of Principalship, he created an institution whose key-note was orderly living with dignity in a community of scholars. One of the recommendations of the Asquith Commission was that the British Government should set up an Inter-Universities Council to advise on all matters relating to Higher Education in the new British Colonies. The Inter-Universities Council served the new University College of the Gold Coast in an advisory capacity, but it approved all academic appointments. This arrangement helped the College to maintain the high academic standards associated with the Universities in Britain. Also, it enabled the College to seek support of the Council in obtaining funds from the United Kingdom Government sources. From its inception, the University College of the Gold Coast was admitted to the Scheme of Special Relationship extended by the University of London to certain English and overseas University Colleges. Under this scheme, the University College was allowed to teach for the external degree examinations of London University. It also allowed the College to modify the London syllabuses to suit local conditions and to take part in the setting and marking of examinations. But London University gave final approval to courses and examinations since the degrees given were those of the University of London. For thirteen years, therefore, the University College looked up to two separate institutions in Great Britain: to the Inter-Universities Council for guidance on its broad policy, and to the University of London for approval and control of details of degree regulations. The University College benefitted greatly from this arrangement which certainly helped to maintain its high academic standards. In the 1960-61 academic year, the College Council made a request to the Government of Ghana for legislation to constitute the University College into a University with the power to award its own degrees. The Government appointed an International Commission to examine the problem. On the recommendations of that Commission, the University of Ghana was set up by an Act of Parliament on October 1, 1961 (Act 79). The then President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, became the first Chancellor of the University, with Nana Kobina Nketsia IV, BLitt DPhil (Oxon), Omanhene of Essikado, as the (Interim) Vice Chancellor.The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. As a University poised to distinguish itself in the area of research to make an impact at the national and international level, the University has launched a new Strategic Plan. http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan This new strategic plan (2014-2024) is intended to consolidate the gains made from the review of the University’s mission and practices and situate these within the context of a very dynamic environment of higher education in Ghana and beyond. Our Vision To become a world class research-intensive University over the next decade. Our Mission We will create an enabling environment that makes University of Ghana increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning.
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ENSIGN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
ENSIGN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
About: Ensign College of Public Health is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian institution. It is sponsored by Bob and Lynette Gay and other sponsors, who also have a desire to raise the standard of health in the communities of Africa. Ensign College of Public Health admits students of any race, colour, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, nor in employment.
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JAYEE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
JAYEE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: JAYEE is the acronym of ‘JOHN EMMANUEL’, the initials of the names of the founder and President, Mr J E Donkoh, of the JAYEE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. The University College started modestly as a secretarial school with eight (8) students at YMCA, Adabraka – Accra in 1988. With time, the students’ number grew, and it became necessary for a more spacious campus. Jayee consequently, relocated to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra. The name was changed from Jayee Secretarial School to Jayee Professional Training Institute. The programmes that were run included English and French Languages (beginner, intermediate and proficiency), Computer programmes, Computer Integrated Secretaryship and Bi-lingual Secretaryship. The desire to expand and include marketable and more preferred programmes led to the acquisition of its present campus at Royal Palm Avenue, McCarthy Hill on the Mallam – Kasoa highway in 1999. Jayee got affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba in 2004 and re-named as Jayee Institute. The Institute was accredited by the National Accreditation Board to run a 3-year Advanced Diploma in Journalism (with options in Sports Reporting, Political Reporting, Environmental Reporting, and Economic Reporting) and Business Administration (with options in Accounting, Secretaryship and Management, Public Relations and Marketing). There is a 2-year Non-Tertiary Diploma in Office Management and Secretaryship. Since then Jayee’s academic affairs have been monitored by her mentor, the University of Education, Winneba. In 2008, the National Accreditation Board re-accredited Jayee to run 4-year degree programmes.
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NEUMANN COLLEGE OF NURSING
NEUMANN COLLEGE OF NURSING
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GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM (GIJ)
GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM (GIJ)
About: Studying at GIJ offers numerous advantages. The school attracts lecturers and speakers who are experts in the field as well as students who already work in media and communication. Thus students gain invaluable opportunities to learn from peers and practitioners. The Institute is conveniently located at Ringway, Osu, close to the centre of major businesses and Ministries of Government in Accra. It is a few minutes from the Parliament House, Accra Conference Centre, National Theatre, and main sports stadium, making it easy for students to cover a wide range of events. History The Ghana Institute of Journalism, formerly The Ghana School of Journalism, was officially opened on Monday, 16th October, 1959, by the then Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Kofi Baako. The school was established by the Kwame Nkrumah government to provide training in journalism toward the development of a patriotic cadre of journalists to play an active role in the emancipation of the African continent. Initially a department of the Accra Technical Institute (now Accra Polytechnic), the school had as its first principal and journalism tutor, Mr. Richard McMillan, then retiring as Director of British Information Services in Ghana. In 1966, the school moved to the present site which used to house the Ghana Press Club. Over the years, the Institute has undergone significant changes, and owes its current tertiary status to the following legislative instruments. 1974 Decree Establishing GIJ In 1974, the National Redemption Council (NRC) passed a legislative instrument (NRCD 275) formally establishing the Ghana Institute of Journalism. The decree set as objects of the Institute the following: a) To train young men and women in the skills and techniques of journalism, mass communication, advertising and public relations. b) To organise classes, lectures, seminars, demonstrations, experiments, researches and practical training in all aspects of journalism and mass communication. For several decades these objectives served as the Institute’s core functions in training and awarding diplomas and certificates in communication studies. 2006 Act Elevating GIJ to Tertiary Status The Parliament of the Fourth Republic and the President enacted the Ghana Institute of Journalism Act, 2006 (Act 717) to transform the Institute into a degree-awarding tertiary institution. Subsequently, the President granted a Charter to enable the Institute award its own degrees, diplomas and certificates for programmes accredited by the National Accreditation Board. This certificate was assented to by the President in August 2006, with a Gazette notification on 1st September 2006. The Ghana Institute of Journalism has now become a fully fledged communication training institution with the status of a university. As public policy demands, the Institute has now been placed under the Ministry of Education, and it is now directly under the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE). GIJ has embraced the responsibilities and challenges presented by its new tertiary status, and continues to fulfil its mission to serve the needs of students, the media industry and society. Administration The Institute is administered by a governing council, an executive management board, the academic board, and other departments, units and committees. Vision To be the preferred communications training institute in Africa, upholding high academic standards and producing world class professionals for the transformation of society. Mission To remain a highly academic professional communications institution serving the needs of students, industry and society.
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NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE
NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE
About: Provide academic and professional training in film and television production as well as to strengthen the institutional capacity for quality delivery. Provide Human Resource Development Programmes for staff so as to facilitate increased efficiency. Ensure free flow of relevant public information in pursuance of the open government policy. Project the image of the country in collaboration with other government agencies to attract foreign investment. Our Vision To be one of the best media arts training institutions in the world. Our Mission A Centre of excellence in media arts education in Africa; with equal emphasis on both scholarship and professional development that promotes critical reflection and appropriate representation of African cultures .The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) was established in 1978 by the Government of Ghana as a public Institution of Higher Education in Film and Television Production. NAFTI has a campus spread over three studios all within walking distance in a quiet residential vicinity of Accra. Since its inception in 1978, NAFTI has fostered professional and academic excellence in film and television education. The Institute has maintained this high level of performance over the years and consequently has drawn students from many parts of sub-Saharan Africa including Benin , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameroon , Ethiopia , Gambia , Ghana , Mali , Nigeria , South Africa , Swaziland , Uganda , Tanzania , Zambia and Zimbabwe . Thus, NAFTI’s graduates have been influential in shaping the film and television industry in Ghana and in Africa. The Institute offered three-year professional programmes leading to the award of Diploma until 1999, when, in affiliation with the University of Ghana, it commenced full-time four-year professional Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in addition to two-year Diploma programmes. The two-year Diploma programmes are essentially intended for industry practitioners who wish to update their knowledge and skills. NAFTI has over the years also provided diverse collaborative technical support for projects within and outside the continent. The Institute is a full member of the renowned International Association of Film and Television Academies and Universities (CILECT). As a pace-setter in film and television education in sub-Saharan Africa , NAFTI is proud to become the first full member of this prestigious Association from the Region. The training programme at NAFTI is designed to develop in the students scholarly, creative and professional approach to film making and television production. The Institute recognises its unique role in the development and propagation of African culture and therefore encourages each student to develop his creative talents to be able to face the challenge of producing materials that reflect the spiritual and intellectual aspiration of the African peoples. In order to accomplish these goals, NAFTI endows its students with modern facilities and equipment. The main NAFTI Library houses the largest book stock (about 25,000) and, film and television materials. The Library subscribes to twenty professional serials (periodicals, journals, magazines) and its collections also cover other branches of the arts which are related to NAFTI’s core discipline of film and television. NAFTI has a well-equipped television studio, film and video production equipment, computer animation facilities, still photo laboratory, viewing theatres, etc. NAFTI aspires to maintain and further establish a reputation for excellence in film and television education, and also aims to be a worldwide model for other regional institutions of higher education and thereby attract more funding and other forms of support.
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ADVANCED BUSINESS COLLEGE
ADVANCED BUSINESS COLLEGE
About: The present Advanced Business College (ABC) was formally launched in September 2005 as a Ghana educational institution to admit students to courses leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees. However, ABC was given birth to by an earlier Information Technology (IT) educational institution from which it derives its spiritual strength and inspirational impetus. Both the mother institution, Soft warehouse International Limited, and the present ABC were founded by the same person, Mr Ebenezer K. Ampiah, an entrepreneur and a leading Computer Analyst. The objective of the Soft warehouse International Limited was two-fold; namely, software development and manpower training. Mr Ampiah’s long-term vision was to produce highly qualified middle-level manpower for business and industry in Ghana and the African region as a whole. After running this institution for a while, he realised that although it was adequate for present needs, his objectives were too narrow to help him achieve the more comprehensive educational goals that would benefit his country and its neighbours. His intuition told him that his new, somewhat limited, creation could open up whole new vistas if he moved one step further to widen the scope of the objectives of Soft warehouse International Limited by evolving a connecting superstructure for human resource development. The hallmark of this would be relevance. Relevant human-resource development, in his conception, meant the creation of potentially unlimited but accessible opportunities for training in human development for sectors of the economy. Such a programme required that ICT and other disciplines should be brought together to create a unified educational programme whose output of trained professionals and business students would be relevant to economic development. After a period of careful planning and feasibility studies whose results assured him of the viability of his proposed course, he took the vital step of registering the Advanced Business College as a tertiary educational institution under the Companies Code 1963, Act 179 as a body corporate limited by shares with perpetual succession and a common seal. At this point in the evolution of the institution educational consultants and other planners were requested to prepare the necessary documents for the launch of teaching programmes. After a number of checks and trials, ABC was registered by the Ghana Education Service to run the Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) in 2006 with registration number GES/GAR/PT/BS/01B/2006. Having run the ABCE programme for a test period, an application was made to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to start a Bachelor’s degree programme. Applications were made to some universities in the country to be affiliated with. In the end it was decided to affiliate with the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). There were a number of reasons for choosing UEW as ABC’s mentor, but the main reason given by the founding fathers was that the mission of the new college – which is manpower training and development – would be best served by initial association with a university whose objective was the training of teachers and educationists for development. Another reason was that UEW ran all the programmes which the new College planned to teach. The College’s application to NAB was granted in January 2007 with registration number NAB/IAc/000086. It was granted programme accreditation in September 2008. The ABC signed an affiliation instrument with the University of Education, Winneba, in 2008. In addition to the University of Education, Winneba, the College is currently in affiliation with the National Board for Professional and Technician Examination (NABPTEX). Since its inception, the College has earned recognition over the years as a result of its association with a number of internationally recognised institutions. These include the London Centre of Marketing (LCM), the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), the Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA), the Institute of Professional and Executive Development (IPED), and ACCA. These granted ABC affiliation to run professional courses for their various qualification categories. The College, thus, currently serves as a learning centre for students pursuing programmes with these international bodies. It also collaborates with E-partners in practical business training programmes which prepare ABC graduates for the job market. The College is also in a process of starting, in the immediate future, a joint programme with Texila American University which will train students in nursing and the medical sciences.
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PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: According to the church history, in 1843, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana established the first primary school in the country. This sparked off a series of bold, visionary and pioneering initiatives in the development of education in the country. Five years later, it established the Presbyterian Training College (PTC) at Akropong, the second higher educational institution in West Africa after Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone. Since those early beginnings, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has established and managed, in partnership with the Government of Ghana , hundreds of primary schools, many high schools and colleges of education. These schools and colleges, guided by the proverbial Presbyterian discipline, set very high moral as well as educational standards, which have characterized the Presbyterian Education tradition. Also in partnership with government, the church has provided and managed Professional, Technical and Vocational Institutions in a wide range of fields including Agriculture and Health. Specifically, the church has established 1,886 schools comprising 490 Nurseries, 973 Primary Schools, 388 Junior High Schools, five (5) Vocational Institutes, five (5) Colleges of Education and 25 Senior High Schools. With the establishment of the Presbyterian Training College (PTC), it was hoped that, like the Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone, it might one day be upgraded to a university. However, after several years, it was not until 1996 that the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at that time took the bold decision to initiate steps into establishing a university. The body charged with pushing forward this initiative, the Presbyterian University Implementation Committee, was formally established in 1998. It is through these efforts and the determination of the Church that the Presbyterian University College, Ghana has come into being.
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PEREZ UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
PEREZ UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: Perez University College (PERUC) formerly Pan African Christian University College (PACUC) is an educational initiative of the Perez Chapel International with the vision to produce highly trained human resource through academic excellence, Christian character development, commitment to knowledge, research and action. Perez Chapel International recently acquired PERUC, a brain child of Church of God World Missions. Located at Gomoa Pomadze – Winneba, PACUC was the first accredited private University College in the Central Region of Ghana
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DOMINION UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
DOMINION UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: Dominion University College (DUC) is an autonomous private tertiary institution sponsored by Action Chapel International (ACI) formerly known as Christian Action Faith Ministries International (CAFM), a Christian organisation that has trained many renowned Christian leaders serving in Ghana and abroad for over thirty years. ACI has conceived DUC as an effective avenue for its continued contribution to Ghana’s sociol-economic development. DUC is established to set a distinctive path for educational excellence in Ghana. Although grounded in Judeo-Christian religious principles within the African context, DUC is open to students of all race and creed. ACI firmly believes that morality lies at the base of sound tertiary education. To this end, DUC is established to provide a career-focused training, instruction and research based on sound ethical and moral principles. This makes DUC a paragon of excellence in tertiary education and professional training. The primary goal of DUC is to provide quality education, and to become a first choice of university for students, parents and faculty both locally and internationally. DUC also aspires to be a leading centre of academic excellence recognised not only in Ghana, but across Africa and the World. Towards this objective, DUC will pursue four principal strategic directions: (a) Quality Education; (b) Superb Student Experience; (c) Financial Stewardship; and (d) Social Responsibility.
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ABOT College of Health Sciences and Technology
ABOT College of Health Sciences and Technology
About: ABOT (an acronym for ABrafi and OToo, concatenated) is poised to be a specialty tertiary educational institution. ABOT is a family-owned private institution. After she has practiced as a nurse for nearly twenty years in the USA, Becky and I decided to integrate the disciplinary areas of health sciences with my over thirty-years of training, teaching and research in applied computing technology in the USA, to create ABOT as a state-of-the-practice environment for effective instructional delivery, research, and training of students. The uniqueness of ABOT is grounded in its focus, its adoption of technology-driven and state-of-the-practice instrumentation, and its vision to research and develop hardware and software solutions aimed at supporting healthcare instruction, delivery, and management. Our nursing, midwifery, and computing technology students study side-by-side and exchange ideas that lead to innovation. Our facilities are par excellence, including over 150-bed occupancy in two residential halls; state-of-the-art clinical/demonstration and network of computer laboratories; a library with holdings of both print and e-books which are accessible on 24/7 basis using ABOT’s intranet and Internet connectivity; classrooms equipped with Learning Management System interfaces; a secured environment; and an overall atmosphere for learning that is underscored by good nutritional services, healthy lifestyle, a basic amenities like 24/7 water-resource for all students and staff. We welcome people of all races, gender, creed, nationality, and those with physical challenges. Browse through the website for gems of information! COME visit ABOT Campus!! COME and see for yourself!!! THEN come and join the ABOT family!!!! Prof. Patrick Otoo Bobbie, PhD Founder and CEO
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