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LAWEH OPEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
LAWEH OPEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: The LAWEH Open University College is the first and only accredited Open University College in Ghana and second in West Africa. The University was established in the year 2014 as an open supported learning institution to offer certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate Programmes. LAWEH is a global partner of Franklin University and Open University of Tanzania. LAWEH Open University College has its Headquarters situated at Teshie-Nungua on the Addogon road, off the Spintex-Baatsona Road, near Lekma Polyclinic, Accra-Ghana.
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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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CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: he college began as a merger of two visions in January 1974. A group of Ghanaian Christians had a vision of an interdenominational, evangelical institution of a high academic standard, which would train men and women for all types of Christian Ministry. The second group comprised expatriate missionaries who had a vision of an institution to train workers from the well-established church in southern Ghana for a thrust into northern Ghana and neighboring countries where the church was small. Evangelical Christianity in Ghana in the late 1960s and 1970s was characterized, among other things, by intimate interaction and collaboration and blurring of denominational, mission and group distinctions. The Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC), which was one of the missionary groups in the second group of missionaries, had acquired property in Kumasi on which they had built four dwelling houses and a radio studio with plans to construct a large building to serve as the beginning of a training college. Soon the two visions merged. In October 1974, the first residential classes started with four students and the college went from strength to strength and has now become an evangelical Christian university college.
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ST. MARGARET COLLEGE
ST. MARGARET COLLEGE
About: St. Margaret College was established through the efforts of Margaret Oteng.It began as a Creche in 1992.It later transformed into a primary school,Junior High School,senior High School then college.
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KINGS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
KINGS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: OUR VISION Our vision is to be acknowledged as a Centre of Excellence and the University of Choice in Africa for academic and professional programmes in business, law and Information Technology at undergraduate, graduate, and higher degree levels. We shall be at the forefront in business, IT, and legal education as well as research and innovation among African universities. OUR MISSION Our Mission is to provide a broad and superior undergraduate education that imparts knowledge, skills, and values that are essential to educate and be responsible citizens. Further, the university will provide high quality graduate and professional programs in areas of need and importance to Africa. To accomplish these educational goals, KUC will continue to compete internationally to attract a faculty which is distinguished by its commitment to teaching and by its achievements in research and innovation. The university will strive to attract a faculty that will bring distinction and stature to all the programmes it offers.
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ALL NATIONS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
ALL NATIONS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: All Nations University College (ANUC) was established by the All Nations Full Gospel Church (ANFGC), Toronto, Canada through the All Nations International Development Agency (ANIDA). The Progenitor of the vision, Dr. Samuel Donkor challenged the African diaspora in North America to support the development of Africa by investing in Human Resource Development through quality higher education. The mission was to develop a new breed of leaders for the continent with holistic education that emphasizes academic excellence, Christian values, discipline and ethical values in a Christ centered environment. The government of Ghana readily embraced the idea in 1988, when Dr. Donkor sought permission for the All Nations University. But it was not until 1996 when the master plan was presented to the National Accreditation Board (NAB). Upon the advice of NAB, the University was incorporated in April 1996 and subsequently received the authority to establish the All Nations University in May 1996. After years of preparations, the University opened its doors to 37 pioneering students on November 4, 2002 for the Business and Computer Science undergraduate programs. Today ANUC has 12 accredited programs and over 2500 students
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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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LUCAS COLLEGE
LUCAS COLLEGE
About: LUCAS College is a tertiary higher education institution accredited in Ghana since 2016. Starting January 2017, LUCAS is offering Bachelor and Master's programmes accredited by the Ghana National Accreditation Board (NAB). The College builds on the experience of its sponsors and educational partners (GIMPA, Griffith College - Dublin (IRELAND), Pigier, ISCOM, MBWay, MDS MyDigitalSchool (FRANCE). At launch, LUCAS comprises three schools: Business & Administration - Information Systems & Technology - Hospitality & Tourism. The year 2018 will see the addition of other schools of importance to Ghana and its economy. Visit our Dzorwulu campus and see how you could put yourself on the professional success track.
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ASHESI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
ASHESI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: Over more than a decade, Ashesi has established a reputation as a leader in undergraduate education in Africa, with an educational experience that fosters ethical leadership, an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to solve complex problems. These qualities are what set Ashesi students and alumni apart. Across various industries today, Ashesi graduates are highly sought, and over 90% have stayed to work for progress in Africa. At the heart of the Ashesi experience is our liberal arts and sciences curriculum, and our campus culture. Ashesi students come from 18 African countries to learn, live and innovate together; half are on scholarships, and 48% are women. On campus, these students join with faculty and Ashesi leadership to engage in discussion, civic action and connection with each other—under a shared mission to transform the African continent. Mission To educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate the critical thinking skills, the concern for others and the courage it will take to transform our continent.
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ASANSKA COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
ASANSKA COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
About: AsanSka College of Design and Technology is a tertiary institution pioneering innovative and progressive programmes in higher education using state of the art facilities, employment ready, recession proof educational programmes and innovative teaching and learning models in a student-centered learning environment to empower learners towards self-reliance. These can be achieved through proper governance of the College and the alignment of all officers (executive or non-executive) of the College to the vision and mission of the institution.The mission of ACDT is to train both professional and non-professional artisans as well as conduct research and disseminate knowledge and contribute to technical/vocational education policy formulation and development.
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FAMILY HEALTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
FAMILY HEALTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
About: The Family Health Institute started in a garage at 51 Guggisberg Street, Korle Bu, Korle Gonno, Mamprobi in 1997 as a diagnostic centre. It was later moved to Zoti road in a rented premises and now to its permanent location at Teshie, directly opposite the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre. It is strategically located and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a cool breeze especially in the evening. Family Health Complex now comprises a Hospital, Nursing and Midwifery School and the newly established modern Medical School which has just started with admissions still in progress. The Family Health Medical School is the Premiere Private Medical School in Ghana with modern facilities and spacious laboratories and lecture halls.
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NYANSAPO COLLEGE
NYANSAPO COLLEGE
About: Nyansapo College, an offspring institution of the internationally acclaimed Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies (I-2DP) in Accra, is the latest academic institution in Ghana established specifically to enhance capacity building of African officials. The aim of the College is to train more knowledgeable and confident practitioners to accelerate Africa’s march towards sustainable development and plausible integration into the global system. Through Nyansapo College, Africa’s academia and leading practitioners in International Development Cooperation (IDC) as well as some recognised friends of Africa in that field are joining hands to enhance the continent’s prospects in the global political economy. Provision of specialised knowledge and sharpening of skills for African envoys and officials in both public and private sectors charged with the international relations of their respective establishments will be the hallmark of Nyansapo College. Nyansapo College joins the limited group of non-state African institutions of higher learning in International Relations which are able to address global issues from independent and objective positions with the aim of demonstrating the fact that Africa’s need for more of such institutions cannot be over-emphasised. Indeed, the increasingly complex nature of contemporary International Relations has turned the latter into such a vast and varied field that only those who are well versed in the utilisation of modern tools of Diplomacy and Development Cooperation can function effectively. Nyansapo College offers the opportunity of having the knowledge and skills of professionals constantly upgraded at home at a relatively lower cost than abroad, with the added advantage of opening their training programmes to foreign participants and thereby offering all participating students the exposure needed to appreciate global issues from different perspectives.
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