ABOUT US

About Us

Why Study in AUCC?

At the African University College of Communications, our students live, work, and study in the heart of Ghana’s most vibrant and busiest city, Accra. Accra is home to more than 1,000 branches and head offices of well-known businesses from virtually every part of the world.

Located at the centre of the business district is Adabraka, an important town in the history of the city. Built on a tradition of African socio-political disquisition, Adabraka is also home to some of Ghana’s important landmarks (the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, The Holy Spirit Cathedral, etc.), literature, and artistic scenes, making it impossible to run out of things to do!

A few more reasons why the African University College of Communications is the ideal place to pursue higher education:

AUCC is the country’s leading private Communications University College, making it the ideal place for developing first-hand expertise in broadcast, radio, print and digital journalism, and marketing, as well as Business Studies.

AUCC is located in the country’s hub for advertising, pharmaceutical and financial firms, non-profit organizations, and business start-ups, bringing you close to connections and job opportunities at places like the Graphic Communications Group, Pepsi, Accra Brewery Limited, Ecobank, Goil Energy, Toyota Ghana Ltd, Honda Place and more.

The city is home to a progressive and emergent media and creative arts industry, and AUCC is located in the heart of the city’s historic Arts and Entertainment District. People who train here are limitless in their opportunities to create and make new discoveries.

Studying at AUCC, you will be surrounded by a network of creative, and positive-minded peers.

We hope to see you here soon!

About AUCC

 

 Mission and Vision

Core Values

Symbol

History

AUCC is a private tertiary institution dedicated mainly to the study, research and teaching of the Media and Communication. AUCC was initially established in 2002 as the African Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC) by Hon. Kojo Yankah, a former Editor of Ghana’s widest circulation newspaper, the Daily Graphic, former Director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, a former Minister of State, and a former Member of Parliament in the Fourth Republic  of Ghana.  According to the Founder, AUCC was established to “bring to the front row the enormous importance of communication in today’s world.”

The Diploma-awarding Institute admitted its first batch of 60 students in October 2002, and was formally accredited as a tertiary institution by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) in March 2004.

In November 2007, AIJC with a population of 300 students was accredited to offer a four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programme in Communication Studies, under its new name, African University College of Communications; making it the first University in Africa to offer Journalism and Communication Studies as its flagship programmes.

AUCC Business School was added in 2010 to provide opportunities for students to “think business” as they go out as professionals. In the year 2014, the Business School was renamed Sam E. Jonah School of Business.

The main campus of AUCC is located in the heart of the City of Accra, Ghana.  Even when the 100-acre campus at Winneba Junction is developed, AUCC will maintain its campus in Accra.

AUCC has maintained a multi-national faculty to give exposure to different experiences throughout the world, and provides students with further opportunities to “discover themselves”.

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.

 

Mission and Vision

The Mission of AUCC as a higher educational institution 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 inter-disciplinary teaching, research, and collaboration at the local, regional and global levels using a Pan-African framework.

Our Vision is to become a centre of excellence in communication, business and related areas by providing opportunities for student learning, research, professional and economic development for the progress of the continent of Africa and the global community.

 

Core Values

Our Core Values are:

  • Critical and independent thinking
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Embrace the African cultural values
  • Service to the community
  • Ethics and integrity

 

The Baobab Tree

  • Our symbol is the baobab tree, representing the source of our energy, vitality, confidence and strength.

Orange and Black

The Orange and Black colours of AUCC stand for Achievement (harvest), and the Soul of our Africanness respectively.

Connect with us

Discovery House,No.2 Jones Nelson Link, Off Kojo Thompson Road. Adabraka, Accra, Ghana

  • dummy+ 233 302 258 586

  • dummy +233 50 601 2705

  • dummy info@aucc.edu.gh

Our Management Team

C.Y. AKWAA-MENSAH, D.Ed.

Ag. President

Dr. Herbert Blankson

Dean, Kojo Yankah School of Communication Studies

C.Y Akwaa-Mensah, EdD.

Registrar/ Vice President (Administration)

Prof. Margaret Crabbe

Dean, Sam E. Jonah School of Business

Dr. Herbert Blankson

Dean, Kojo Yankah School of Communication Studies

Mr. Frank Amewuga

Associate Dean, Kojo Yankah School of Communication Studies/ Chair, Liberal Arts

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