African University College of Communications (AUCC) will celebrate 20 years of academic excellence starting in September, 2022 under the theme “Re-imaging AUCC: Excellence in Education within the Context of Pan-Africanism and Digitization”. Since its establishment in 2002 by Hon. Kojo Yankah, a former Minister of State, AUCC has operated as a private tertiary institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Communications and Business.
Formally known as Africa Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC), the University College, currently located in Adabraka in the central business district of Accra, has evolved from its first batch of 60 students to over 1,500 students. In its relatively short history, the institution has achieved many successes and recognitions. These include recognition by UNESCO as a Centre of Excellence in Communication Studies in Africa. In 2021, the Private Universities Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG), adjudged the University College as the Best Private Communication School in Ghana. So far, it has churned out over 3,000 students worldwide, most of whom are influential in the media and business industries. Its Africa-centeredness makes it the only university in West Africa that embeds traditional African values, culture and history in its programming.