Est.: October 16, 1959 -
Publicly Owned -
32nd Gamel Abdul Nasser Rd. Osu, Accra
Studying at GIJ offers numerous advantages. The school attracts lecturers and speakers who are experts in the field as well as students who already work in media and communication. Thus students gain invaluable opportunities to learn from peers and practitioners.
The Institute is conveniently located at Ringway, Osu, close to the centre of major businesses and Ministries of Government in Accra. It is a few minutes from the Parliament House, Accra Conference Centre, National Theatre, and main sports stadium, making it easy for students to cover a wide range of events.
The Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) was established under the Ministry of Education in 1961 by the first president of the Republic of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. In 1963 by a Presidential Decree of Incorporation, the Institute was attached to the Office of the President. In 1969, Legislative Instrument 114 was revoked, and the National Liberation Council Decree (NLCD 324), which replaced it, gave the Institute the status of an autonomous Body Corporate with a Board of Management appointed by the Commissioner for Education, Culture and Sports. It was later placed under the control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has oversight responsibility over the Institute under the Ministry of Education Science and Sports. The Institute was established to teach foreign languages in order to promote Pan-Africanism and cordial relations between Ghanaians and foreigners. The GIL has upheld these goals and improved in quality and scope by the teaching of international languages, namely: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) was established in 1999 and given legal backing by Act 647 of 2003 as a public organisation. The Institute exists to promote capacity building for district assemblies, local government functionaries and other stakeholders involved in local governance issues. The three principal activity areas of ILGS are: education and training, research and consultancy and information. Its two branches are located in Accra and Tamale to serve the southern and northern parts of the country respectively.
The Government of Ghana commissioned the KAIPTC in 1998. The first course was run in November 2003 and the Centre officially opened in January 2004.
The intention was to build on and share Ghana’s five decades of experience and competence in peace support operations, which began with the United Nations (UN) mission to the Congo in the early 1960s.
The KAIPTC is mandated to train military, police, and civilian personnel for multidimensional peacekeeping and peace support operations in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region, Africa and beyond.
Since the first peacekeeping course in 2003 the KAIPTC has run over 400 courses for individuals from over 90 countries and major organizations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) was established in 1978 by the Government of Ghana as a public Institution of Higher Education in Film and Television Production. NAFTI has a campus spread over three studios all within walking distance in a quiet residential vicinity of Accra. Since its inception in 1978, NAFTI has fostered professional and academic excellence in film and television education. The Institute has maintained this high level of performance over the years and consequently has drawn students from many parts of sub-Saharan Africa including Benin , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameroon , Ethiopia , Gambia , Ghana , Mali , Nigeria , South Africa , Swaziland , Uganda , Tanzania , Zambia and Zimbabwe . Thus, NAFTI’s graduates have been influential in shaping the film and television industry in Ghana and in Africa.
The Institute offered three-year professional programmes leading to the award of Diploma until 1999, when, in affiliation with the University of Ghana, it commenced full-time four-year professional Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in addition to two-year Diploma programmes. The two-year Diploma programmes are essentially intended for industry practitioners who wish to update their knowledge and skills. NAFTI has over the years also provided diverse collaborative technical support for projects within and outside the continent.
The Institute is a full member of the renowned International Association of Film and Television Academies and Universities (CILECT). As a pace-setter in film and television education in sub-Saharan Africa , NAFTI is proud to become the first full member of this prestigious Association from the Region.