Accreditation of Tertiary Institutions
APCON carries out accreditation of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria to assess the suitability of its department: mass communication, marketing, advertising and graphic arts for the training of students ahead of advertising professional practice.
The Council’s accreditation exercise is intended to guide institutions in staffing, equipping and curriculum development of the relevant departments.
On graduation, students of accredited disciplines qualify for registration as associate members without any further verification of courses.
Benefits of Accreditation
The essence of accreditation of an advertising programme by APCON is to produce well-qualified manpower for the advertising industry. Graduates of APCON accredited disciplines enjoy the advantage of being considered for direct registration, whereas the transcript of their counterparts not accredited undergo screening before they can be registered. They may also have to sit for an examination before they can be registered.
Students of accredited institutions have the advantage of being registered as student members while undergoing their academic programme. They qualify for upgrading upon graduation.
Below is the list of currently accredited institutions:
|S/NO||NAME OF INSTITUTIONS||DEPARTMENT(S)||STATUS OF ACCREDITATION|
|1||Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Road, Kaduna||Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|2||University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|3||University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos||B.A. Creative Arts (Graphic Design)||Full Accreditation|
|4||Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State||B.A. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|5||Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|6||Covenant university, Ota, Ogun||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|7||Kano State Polytechnic, Kano||HND Marketing||Full Accreditation|
|8||Kano State Polytechnic, Kano||HND Art and Industrial Design (Graphic Arts)||Full Accreditation|
|9||University of Ibadan, Oduduwa Road, Ibadan, Oyo||B.A. Communication and Language Arts||Full Accreditation|
|10||University of Ibadan, Oduduwa Road, Ibadan, Oyo||MA/MCA Communication and Language Arts||Full Accreditation|
|11||Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|12||Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos||M.Sc. Media and Communication||Full Accreditation|
|13||University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|14||Redeemer’s University, Oshogbo Road, Ede, Osun||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|15||Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|16||Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|
|17||Bingham University, Karu, Nasarrawa||B.Sc. Mass Communication||Full Accreditation|