The Council of Independent Universities [CIU],to which the Islamic University College, Ghana[IUCG] is a member, did celebrate its 10th anniversary on Wednesday 11th May.
In celebrating the anniversary, an Education Fair was organized by the Council at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, La-Accra under the theme: ''Private University - A Catalyst to Entrepreneurial Development”.
IUCG used the occasion to create awareness on its mission and vision, academic programmes, entry requirements, fees charged, and possible career prospects as IUCG graduates, etc. The occasion was also used to debunk the widely-held but wrong belief (of students, parents/guardians and the general public) that Islamic University College (IUCG) is meant for Muslims only.
Addressing the students, Mr. Dankwabea (Assistant PRO at IUCG) explained that IUCG is open to all students, irrespective of their religious belief and sect/denomination, nationality and ethnic/tribal affiliation, economic and social status, and age. All academic courses are secular in content (that is, no religious bias) and are taught in English.
In building up the competitive advantage of IUCG over other institutions, Mr. Dankwabea stated that “at IUCG students are assured of quality tuition backed by moral principles, at moderate fees”.
Mr. Mohammed Mujib (Assistant Cultural and Religious AffairsOfficer at IUCG),for his part, highlighted IUCG’s achievements in terms of expansion in academic programmes and facilities,academic scholarship awards to deserving students, humanitarian services rendered by IUCG students and staff, contributions of IUCG Alumni to nation building, among others.
The CIU Education Fair was meant to provide students, parents and guardians, stakeholders and the public with the necessary tools and resources needed for educational and entrepreneurial development of students. The Fair was marked with a symposium and exhibition. It saw the participation of students from Senior High Schools across Ghana, principal officers of private and public universities, and stakeholders in regulatory institutions, with the Minister of Education as the Guest of Honour.