WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to the Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies (FITCS) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies is distinctive in the Ghanaian tertiary education landscape. It is widely recognised as a faculty of excellence in producing communication and IT scholars and professionals of the highest competence. The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies has two main departments offering four distinct academic programmes for our students. Our Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management and Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations Management have trained and continue to train outstanding graduates who are excelling in various industries in the country and elsewhere in the world.
Our Diploma programme in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management provide solid technical training to make our graduates competitive in the rapidly changing world of work. In the near future, the faculty hopes to introduce more undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of Advertising, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Health Informatics and Management, Mobile Computing and Applications Development, Data Science and Analytics, IT Education, and Cyber Security. The faculty offers professional programmes in Communication and Information Technology.
Taking a course at our faculty is more than just the attainment of an academic qualification but a process of personal growth and development, since the faculty promotes critical thinking and creativity. Consequently, by the time our students are through with their programmes of study, they are industry-ready. I urge you to study the information on this page and find out what the Faculty of ITCS has on offer. We are ever ready to have exciting learning experience and strong relationships with present and prospective students.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies is situated on the third (3) floor of the Justice Aryeetey Building of the University. The faculty was established in 2008 to provide teaching and learning in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management. The Faculty has two departments; namely, the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Information Technology Studies.
Currently, the Faculty runs a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management. It also runs Diploma programmes in Public Relations Management and Information Technology Management. The Faculty is headed by an academic Dean with a Faculty Officer who provides administrative support. The two departments are each headed by an academic Head of Department, each of whom is assisted by a Departmental Officer.
The Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Studies strives to provide students with a stimulating environment for learning and research. One way of achieving this is; student-lecturer ratio is always kept low. Lecturers and academic advisors are willing to provide relevant support to students when needed. Our collaboration with industry practitioners brings practicality to learning experiences in the lecture hall. Regularly, students pay industry visits and undertake internship programmes to acquire practical experience. The faculty’s participating in the university’s Annual Master Class Programme, also brings students into contact with industry giants in the fields of IT and Communication. This ensures that our students combine theory with practice and become relevant and competitive in the labour market.
The Faculty also has a functional Language Centre that provides general linguistic teaching and learning as well as organizing short courses and proof-reading services to the general public.
Our faculty fully complies with the university’s quality standards spelt out in the Quality Manual. The FITCS is known for training not only scholars but professionals in the fields of IT and Communications that meets contemporary human resource needs. We have a well-tested mechanism to continuously measure and improve our programmes and service delivery. Our students are taken through rigorous formative and summative assessments in their various academic disciplines.
To be a distinguished faculty known for providing unique and excellent education and training in Communications and Information Technology Management.
Our mission is to provide excellence in communication and Information Technology education through quality teaching, research and community service.
How we achieve our mission
- • Nurturing independent intellectual curiosity, creativity and academic excellence
• Research by our academics is meant to improve practice and advance knowledge
• Forming close ties and collaboration with the professional community for social progress
OUR SHARED VALUES
People: Listen to, respect, and care for faculty, staff, students, one another both professionally and personally; Communalism and collaboration with stakeholders including students, parents and alumni; Knowledge generation and sharing.
Innovation: Encourage creative and critical thinking.
Continuous Improvement: Strive for excellence, professionalism.
Efficient communication and IT for professionalism.
The faculty has two main Departments:
- Department Information Technology Studies
- Department of Communication Studies
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Information Technology Management
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Public Relations Management
*Diploma in Information Technology Management
*Diploma in Public Relations Management
*Corporate Social Responsibility
FACULTY AND STAFF
Dr. John Bosco K. Damnyag
Mr. Bob Nakuku Baduon
Heads of Departments
- Dr. Godfred Koi-Akrofi - Department of Information Technology Studies (ITS)
- Dr. Theodora Dame Adjin-Tettey – Department of Communication Studies
- Mrs. Sadia Mahama - Departmental of Information Technology Studies
- Mrs. Belinda Evelyn Adzomani – Departmental of Communication Studies
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies
3rd and 4th Floors, Justice Aryeetey building; Rooms 310 /311 /410 /411 /412 / 407 / 408 / 409
P.O. Box LG 149
Accra – Ghana.