Academic City College, a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) tertiary institution, has been granted a ‘University College’ status by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
This new status reinforces Academic City’s position as a premium tertiary institution and its ambition to be a leading STEAM university in Africa.
Additionally, it is also expected that the ‘University College’ status will underpin Academic City as a credible tertiary institution committed to offering high quality learning experience to students.
The feat, the second major milestone achieved in a space of six months for Academic City, having recently received approval from the NAB to offer BSc. in Industrial and System Engineering, the first of its kind in Ghana and BBA in Entrepreneurship.
Commenting on this development, the President of Academic City Prof. Fred McBagonluri, remarked, “we are excited about this milestone achievement.
“This is a positive step in the right direction and affirms our ambition to being recognised as an institution commitment to nurturing future ready professionals for the work of the future,” he said.
According to him, the announcement offered the validity upon which the institute could enhance its teaching and learning methodology that equipped students to be creative and imaginative in solving complex challenges in an innovative way.
“Academic City’s fully digitised state-of-the-art campus is situated at Haatso, a suburb of Accra, and has a diverse academic community of students, faculty as well as staff from across the world,” Prof. McBagonluri said.
He said the ultra-modern campus offered small class sizes in an environment that emphasised one-on-one attention, priding itself on educating “future ready problem solvers”, and the delivery of online education echoed that.
Prof. McBagonluri explained that utilising a low student to faculty ratio, Academic City had been able to create an environment of online delivery that was both interactive and fun for students and faculty.
“The faculties’ strong agility in delivering world-class education manifested in the seamless transition to online education, in the wake of COVID-19 global crisis, is proving to be highly effective.
“The university offers elite undergraduate degree programmes in Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration and Communication Arts.,” he stated.
The university president said the programmes of the institution were carefully and strategically designed taking into consideration world class STEM education to develop students to become more practical, hands-on and productive.