The African University College of Communications (AUCC), has renewed its partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to continuously offer business programmes as part of the collaboration.
The renewal of the partnership, centres on an existing agreement between the two institutions, where AUCC currently runs academic programmes by the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business at the UWI, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago.
“The existing agreement will expire by August this year, that is why we have to renew the MoU for a new mandate,” Registrar at the AUCC, Prof C.Y Akwaa-Mensah told the Goldstreet Business at the signing ceremony.
The agreement gives AUCC the leverage in offering unique business oriented programmes run by UWI through distance learning in a multimodal learning approach.
“It is a distance learning programme and so the cost is less expensive with ensuing benefits comprising students exchange, staff exchange etc.” Prof. Akwaa-Mensah said.
David Dulal-Whiteway, of the UWI, noted that the programmes run by the Arthur Lok Business School will have positive impacts on students who enroll for studies, also in the Sam Jonah School of Business.
“Our aim at Arthur Lok is to pursue a high level of education, which is internationally recognized in all our partner institutions globally,” he said.
Dean of the Sam Jonah School of Business at AUCC, Prof. Margaret Crabbe, explained that the programmes to be run through the multimodal learning technology include Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Energy, MBA Strategic Marketing, Executive MBA and International MBA all accredited by the UK AMBA (Association of MBAs).
“The UK AMBA is a well-known accreditation association with accredited programmes at 246 graduate business schools in 54 countries and territories as of October 2017,” she said.
The multimodal technology learning system, Prof. Crabbe explained, will afford very busy workers who do not have time to come for lectures but rather access the programmes online from their homes.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe