Leadership University College for Applied Sciences (LUCAS) College, an old but new tertiary higher institution in Ghana accredited by the Ghana National Accreditation Board has held its Open Day ceremony with an offer of scholarship to the first fifty students who will seek admission into the college.

Affiliated to the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and in partnership with Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland and Pigier, France it is an initiative of a group rooted in education, educational projects development and finance. The group is also allied to a team of Ghanaian experienced and reputable educators.

Meant to be a permanent bridge between academia and the professional world, LUCAS offers professionally-oriented programs on a life-long basis through college programs, adult trainings and seminars, as well as support to small and medium-sized enterprises.

In a welcome address, the Vice-president of academics Dr. Hillar Addo who disclosed the offer said the uniqueness of the university is that it is a bilingual institution where the first two years is compulsory for the study of French and this gives students a competitive edge to be able to work in both francophone and Anglophone environment.

He said plans are afoot by management to put in place a pre-university concept to accommodate students who are not able to progress immediately to the university, adding that they will be taken through flexible tuition and examination in order for them to pass those failed papers before allowing them entry into the university.

The university, he said is opened to middle level economic students with ambition for excellence and the passion to acquire world-class and foreign degrees.

Mr. Addo said to provide the industry base aspect of the schools training processes, the university will be working with more of the service industry such as the French businesses and commerce in Ghana.

“Our programs are such that you can do three-year program in Ghana with the option of a one year final in Ireland with one year working experience or a straight four year in Ghana adding that the university facilitates immigration procedures for students without any difficulties.

The vision of LUCAS, he said is to become a Pan-African world-class leading and relevant higher education provider that strives to provide and promote quality higher academic and professional education.

For his part, the Director of Professional Development and Training, Paul Danquah said the university also runs a wide variety of Information Technology(IT) programs to enable students acquire skills in various fields of IT and also obtain internationally recognized certification.

He said the university has plans in place to depart from the typical Lecturer-Student model of teaching to a situation where the lecturer serves as a guide or facilitator to students adding that where you have mentorship, there is close attention.

The university’s flagship program, he said is the coding school where students will be taught basic computing adding that there is need for professionals who can administer systems and build relevant systems for now and the future.

Mr. Danquah said the rate at which technology is growing is exponential with its pervasive potential impact and encouraged prospective students to pursue and avail themselves to coding lessons.

The Vice-president of administration, John Yaw Amankwah urged the students to enroll now and take advantage of special launch tuition and financial aid.

LUCAS schools include Business and Management, Hospitality and Tourism as well as Computer Studies and IT.

He said at LUCAS, the belief is that everybody has the potential to rise to the top adding that there are scholarships for brilliant students who cannot pay their fees although the fees are very moderate.

He urged students to visit the official website www.lucas-college.edu.gh or visit LUCAS Dzorwulu, Accra for more details on programs.

There was free coding tuition for participants at the end of the session.

Currently, the university is running professional programs and will commence full swing in September.


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