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:


1Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Road, KadunaMass CommunicationFull Accreditation
2University of Lagos, Yaba, LagosB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
3University of Lagos, Yaba, LagosB.A. Creative Arts (Graphic Design)Full Accreditation
4Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun StateB.A. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
5Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, KadunaB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
6Covenant university, Ota, OgunB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
7Kano State Polytechnic, KanoHND MarketingFull Accreditation
8Kano State Polytechnic, KanoHND Art and Industrial Design (Graphic Arts)Full Accreditation
9University of Ibadan, Oduduwa Road, Ibadan, OyoB.A. Communication and Language ArtsFull Accreditation
10University of Ibadan, Oduduwa Road, Ibadan, OyoMA/MCA Communication and Language ArtsFull Accreditation
11Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, LagosB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
12Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, LagosM.Sc. Media and CommunicationFull Accreditation
13University of Ilorin, Ilorin, KwaraB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
14Redeemer’s University, Oshogbo Road, Ede, OsunB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
15Ajayi Crowther University, OyoB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
16Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, RiversB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
17Bingham University, Karu, NasarrawaB.Sc. Mass CommunicationFull Accreditation
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