- AUCC has begun a process to attain its own charter to award its own certificates.
- A 13 member governing council has been instituted to help move the vision of the school
Founder of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) Mr Kojo Yankah announced at the school’s 15th graduation ceremony that it has begun a process to attain a charter in order to gain independence from its affiliated university. The school, which is affiliated to the University of Ghana (UG), will then spearhead its own affairs and award students certification from the AUCC.
“The coming years will constitute the third phase of the AUCC. We are building ourselves into a charter so that the University of Ghana can free us from all the disciplinary measures that they put in place for us,” he said.
Prior to the aforementioned, Mr Yankah said the school had reconstituted a 13-member governing council that would ensure a standardized educational system that would help move the school to its visionalised state.
With their experiences and diverse knowledge in the educational system, Mr Yankah said the council would ensure that all workers at the school were evaluated at the end of every year in order to carry on with those who performed and leave behind those who did not perform.
For the graduating students, he encouraged them to aim at excellence wherever they found themselves and not be mediocre. He went on to advise them not to spend time on unproductive endeavors, but rather choose productive things and pursue them.
He also encouraged the graduates to discover what they could do and exhibit their God-given talents in order to create opportunities for themselves and for others as well.
“We are not producing students to join the unemployed graduates. Do not go and rely on anybody for your future. Your future is in your hands. Do not go and complain that there is no job, find work to do,” he said.
A total of 425 students of which 275 were from the Kojo Yankah School of Communications and 150 from the Sam E. Jonah School of Business, both from the AUCC, graduated at the ceremony.
Ms Jessica Johnson emerged the class of 2018 Winner of the Daily Graphic Award for Best Student in Journalism, while Ms Portia Kumah won the Best Student in strategic communication and the Overall Best student.