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05.06.2012 Education

Jayee University Launches Silver Jubilee

By Daily Graphic
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The Jayee University College (JUC) has launched its silver jubilee anniversary celebration at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra.

The event would be celebrated on the theme: “25 years of Human Capital Development – the way forward’.

Activities marking the celebration include an anniversary lecture, the launch of an anniversary publication, documentary, an alumni homecoming, fun games a dinner dance.

Jayee University College which is an affiliate of the University of Education (Winneba) started at Adabraka as Jayee Institute, a secretarial school with only eight students in 1987.

Through hard work and dedication to academic excellence, the institution in 2008 gained the status of a university college and was given the mandate by the National Accreditation Board to run a 4- year degree programme in two faculties (communication science faculty and faculty of Business Administration).

The university college also runs a 2-year Diploma in Journalism and a 2 -year Non – Tertiary Diploma in Business Studies, Management and Secretaryship and Accounting.

In order to promote the effective use of the English language, the college has introduced certificate courses including Special English for Francophone students offering beginners, intermediate, and proficiency programmes.

Briefing pressmen at the anniversary launch, Mr Stephen Bemile, Vice President of the JUC called on the public and government to recognise the important role private Universities played in the advancement of the society.

‘Indeed, we are partners in the development, helping supply the human resource, skills and training that our developing country needs’, he said.

According to him, discrimination against graduates of private universities was unfair since they were equally competent and skilled as their counterparts from the public universities when it came to employment opportunities.

He also urged the media to be circumspect in their reportage in this election season and be vigilant in identifying fomenters of trouble who under the guise of being concerned citizens might grant interviews that would raise tempers and inflame the passion of the public.

Mr Bemile paid tribute to all those who in diverse ways had supported the university over the years.

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