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Unveiling the beautiful moments that counts from Joehans Amba's All Black Mask Party that took place on the 25th Sept. 2015 @ Kahuna Night club.


uniXclusive is also pleasured to bring to you the most Xclusive people of the day in the persons of Miss Nikki Teddy Imoh who emerged as the most dressed female and Master Morgan Smart as the most dressed male in the room.


Finally, we are reserving just three spots for ourselves to honour our Xclusive associates who was there at the event, the main man behind this event in the person of Joehans Amba and our distinguish photographer Omoba Alayor Stefan Sunmoni.



For more pictures in hard copy or digital format contact Kingsley Ohaeri on +233 237 576 181 or email admin@uniclsuive.com
uniXclusive Oct 8 '15 · Tags: campus, event, club, mask, college
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Nigerian students took Ghana by storm as they look to make a statement on the Nigeria 55th Independence Independence Day Anniversary this afternoon.


Nigerian students from various universities in Ghana, including Accra Institute of Technology, met at Kwame-Nkruma circle and rallied all the way to Tema. More pictures below...


PHOTO CREDIT: Hitech Digital Concept (Campus Life GH) - All rights reserved.

uniXclusive Oct 1 '15 · Comments: 5 · Tags: ghana, campus, diaspora
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Exactly 3 days ago, a team of courageous students from Zenith University College & Accra Institute of Technology (AIT University) embarked on a Search for the STAFF OF POWER to save a kingdom from chaos and pandemonium!


Before the event, participants were informed of an old man with his scull filled with grey hairs, looking tattered and helpless, with fainted voice and a despair look not of panic and anxiety, but of a valley of knowledge and wealth of experience! Every words that came out of his mouth was a key to the recovery of the STAFF of POWER.

However, saturday wasn't all about discovering the ultimate staff of power. Among other things, there was swimming pool game, table tennis badminton, Volley Ball competition between schools, Football competition, Chess, Cards and Scramble, etc. to make the day colorful.

uniXclusive was right on time to catch a glimpse on the order of the day and also saved some pictures for your eyes :)


More pics to follow...

uniXclusive Sep 29 '15 · Tags: akwaaba, event, adventure
Daniella Alisah
With many foreigners trooping into Ghana in search of quality education, I have compiled a list of tips and advice for when she arrives to Accra. Without any further adieu, here are my top 10 pieces of advice for tourists visiting Ghana.


1. Acts of ‘Kindness’: While most Ghanaians are genuinely nice and will try to help you in whatever way they can, there may be some at the airport baggage claim and at major tourist attractions who will immediately jump in help you – by carrying your bag, snapping your photo, custom-making you a bracelet, etc. After doing so, they will either demand a ridiculously high amount of money, or run away never to be seen again. Try to avoid such situations – and insist upon doing things yourself.


2. Cultural Norms: Ghanaians rarely say please or ask you to do something. If they want you to do something for them – they will command you. “Do this, wash this, scrub this.” Don’t take it as them being rude, it’s just a cultural difference.Another thing is that when somebody wants your attention, they will either call out ‘Obruni’ or ‘Acosi’, or just hiss/whistle at you. Don’t take it wrong – they just want you to notice them (and they don’t know your English name).


3. What Not to Wear – Try not to wear anything anything too skimpy in public. I’m talking to you Richard Simmons – you’re going to need a wardrobe overhaul before coming to Ghana. Bikinis are fine at the beach, but use modesty when walking around town. You won’t get in trouble for wearing your booty shorts; it’s just not part of the culture and you may be in for some dirty looks from elders.


4. Cameras & Electronics: Carry electronics in cheap looking bags to conceal them. When in crowded areas, try to avoid using them – or if you must use them, step aside until finished. As far as phones go, SIM cards for unlocked phones can be bought very cheaply, while phones usually cost $40+. If you plan on buying a phone in Ghana, go to a reputable storefront in Circle where you see Ghanaians shopping; I’ve heard stories about people buying ‘phones’ and getting boxes of soap. Once you have a phone, be careful. When in a car, hold the phone with whichever hand is furthest away from the window. Never use cell phones in the main street of Kwame Nkrumah Circle and be very careful about who you give your phone number to (everyone will be asking).Don’t plan on purchasing a camera or SD card in Ghana – technology is expensive here. As far as taking photos of people goes, always ask for permission first. Most of the times you will be declined, but that’s just something you’ll have to deal with. Another thing Ghanaians strongly disapprove of is taking photos of anything that could be perceived as negative to their country. If you take photos of such things, always ensure that you’re in a private place with nobody looking at you. Following is the perfect example of a photo not to take…



5. Transportation – Find out the nearest trotro station to your house/hotel, and operate from there. Trotros cost next-to-nothing compared to taxis, and will give you more of a taste for how the locals live. You don’t even need to know which one to take at the station – just keep asking the mates. They will point you in the overall direction, and sooner or later if you keep asking you will find the correct car. On a similar note, make sure you travel out of Accra during your stay. Accra is just another big metropolitan city; the ‘real Ghana’ is in its small villages and towns.


6. Bartering: Set prices only exist when they’re written – usually in certain stores,  restaurants, or shopping malls. For taxis and most items in the market, bartering is to be expected. If the shopkeeper starts off by saying an item costs 15 cedis or less, I usually start by offering roughly 1/2 of his price. Anything above 15 cedis and I’ll usually offer 1/3 or 1/4, depending on how much I think it’s actually worth. Don’t worry about offending the seller or making him bankrupt – he won’t sell the item at a loss. Bartering just means the difference between him making wide margins versus moderate ones.


7. Currency Re-denomination: Due to rampant inflation, the government re-denominated the currency in 2007 by issuing new bills and notes with four zeros removed. Each new note is worth 10,000 times more than each old note. For example, 1 new cedi is worth 10,000 old. While most people have adjusted to the new money, a few haven’t. If a lady tells you thatbowfloats are 2000 each, that means .2 cedis or 20 pesewas ($0.05) – not 2000 cedis ($518.83).


Six million old cedis – equal to 600 new cedis.


8. Looking for Love – Expect to receive marriage proposals, and know how you will politely decline them. That is – unless you are searching for love. Regardless, keep in mind that only about 1/4 of the proposals are serious – the rest are usually just to see your reaction. I usually respond by either saying that I am a just a ‘school boy’, or that I have already been promised to someone. Another option is wearing a ‘wedding ring’, and telling people that you’re taken.More often than marriage, you’ll be asked if you want an African boyfriend or girlfriend. Don’t answer that you already have an American girlfriend/boyfriend back home; they will often get closer to you and ask if you want an African one too.


9. Local Languages – I’m not saying you should become fluent in Ghana’s 40+ local languages, but you will be loved by all if you put in a small amount of effort and know a few basic sayings. Following are the phonetic pronunciations of several phrases in Twi that I used a daily basis.


 - Akwaaba – Welcome.

 - Obruni – Foreigner/white person

 - Obibini – Local/black person (Response to ‘Obruni’)

 - Ehtey sehn – How are you?

 - Ehyay – Fine.

 - Mah’chey – Good morning.

 - Mah’ha – Good afternoon.

 - Mah’jo- Good evening.

 - Dahbi – No.

 - Me pao chow – Please.

 - Meda’se – Thank you.

 - Ba bai – Bye.

 - Ehyay ahe – How much is it?

 - Oy koing – Where are you going?

 - Mahtoe kubeh – I will buy a coconut.


10.Street Food – If you don’t eat street food during your stay in Ghana, you’ll be missing out on part of the experience. That being said, use common sense. Only eat fast food at kiosks that are full of Ghanaians, and never order salad. Don’t buy precut mangoes and pineapple – ask the seller to cut a fresh one for you. Before you buy plantain chips, make sure they are not broken (a sign of freshness). Ask to ensure bowfloats, spring rolls, roasted plantain are hot before buying them.



Traveling all the way to Ghana without trying a bowfloat fresh out of the fire would be a travesty to all of mankind…


Ghana is one of the top places in Africa to be a tourist, and in my humble opinion, one of the must-see places in the world. From the beaches of Takoradi to the natural parks, mosques, and overall scenery of the North – Ghana truly has it all. Even though some pieces of advice I gave may come across as negative, they are meant positively – to ensure you don’t make any mistakes, your time spent is safe, and that you get the ‘full Ghanaian experience’. I hope you enjoy your time spent in Ghana; ‘Akwaaba!’

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uniXclusive was officially launched yesterday at AIT university conference room. Some of the guest speakers include the P.R.O of All Nigerian Community Ghana (ANC-GH) in person of Comr Barry Ndu, AIT best graduating student of the year Onuoha Chidiebere Emmanuel and also the CEO. Of Jss Media Company Limited Mr Samuel Jack.


See more pictures from the event below...... more

uniXclusive Sep 24 '15
Ebenezer Obasi Official

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has released a list of local and foreign tertiary institutions it says are operating without accreditation.


According to the board, which is mandated to accredit both public and private tertiary institutions with regard to the contents and standards of their programmes, these institutions award certificates for various tertiary programmes without clearance to do so.

Below is a statement on the NAB website.


The following institutions have not been accredited as tertiary institutions to run diploma or any other tertiary programmes in Ghana. They are also not mandated to award or issue academic or professional certificates. Neither the institutions nor their programmes are accredited by the National Accreditation Board. Employers and potential students are advised to consult the NAB before enrolling in any tertiary institution in Ghana.


LOCAL INSTITUTIONS 

NAME OF INSTITUTION LOCATION

1 Academy of Professional Studies Takoradi

2 Africa International College Adenta, Accra

3 Bechem Polytechnic Bechem, Brong Ahafo

4 Ghanatta College of Art and Design Accra

5 Global School of Aviation Tema, Kumasi

6 ACS Professional College Opp. Ghana Tech Univ. College

7 Hac- Holland Institute Accra

8 Haavard School of International Marketing and Language Skills Kokomlemle, Accra

9 Institute of Export and Shipping Management Takoradi, Kumasi, Accra

10 International School of Aviation Tema

11 International Travel Tourism Institute Achimota, Accra

12 ICPS Tesano, Accra

13 Jabez College Takoradi

14 Management Accountancy Technology Institute Dansoman, Accra

15 Oracle University Kumasi

16 School of Management and Professional Studies Kumasi

17 Staff College Consult Kimbu SecTech. Accra

18 International English Language Teaching and Learning University Labone SDA Sch., Accra

19 West Africa Computer Science Institute Adabraka- Accra

20 Quince Lincoln University Centre of Distance Learning Education Accra

21 International Christian College Of Excellence East Legon Accra

22 International Institute of Journalism Tamale

23 King Amin Islamic Institute Agona Swedru

24 Teachers and Douaat Training Institute Madina, Accra

25 Uthmang Islamic School Kumasi

26 Abdaullah Bin Mas’ud Centre for

Memorisation of the Holy Quran Accra

27 S.M.P.S South Suntreso, Kumasi

28 Bechem Business College Bechem, BA

29 Delta University College Keta

30 University of Jesus of Nazareth Nursing

Training Centre Mankesim

31 Institute of Advanced Communication and Computer Education North Kaneshie

32 Genesis Professional Institute Patasi, Kumasi

33 Dosonee Training Health Institute Lapaz, Accra

34 GIET College Santa Maria, Accra

35 Notting Hill College Avenor Junction, Accra

36 Greenwich University College Tema

37 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Opposite Daily Graphic Office, Graphic Road, Accra

38 Ahmadiya Theoretical University College Mankesim

39 Amity Institute Of Higher Education Dansoman, Accra

40 All Stars Media College Dansoman

41 Imperial University College of Science and Technology North Legon

42 Ghana School of Survey and Mapping Accra

43 Unicorn University College Kumasi

44 Gewah Alternative University College McCarthy Hill, Accra

45 Mumford University of Science and Technology Accra

46 Vine University New Achimota, Accra

47 Achievers' School of Journalism Near Caprice, Accra

48 Ambassadors' University College Lapaz

49 Ballsbridge University –Ghana Campus Sunyani

50 Nelchris Science College Accra

51 Crown University College Tumu & Kanda Campuses

FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS

NO NAME OF INSTITUTION LOCATION

1 Shepherd University West Virginia, United States

2 Atlantic International University Hawaii, USA


This is by no means an exhaustive list of institutions which have not been accredited to operate and award qualifications. The Board will continue to add to the list as and when any comes to its notice. Please note:


An accredited institution is a Public or Private institution that has been given full authority to operate as an academic institution by the government mandated body.

A Diploma is normally awarded by a tertiary institution after a candidate pursues a course of study spanning one to two years.


Tertiary institutions include a University, University College, and Post-Secondary Diploma awarding institution, Professional body awarding Certificates or Diplomas or Professional Training Institution.


Contact uniXclusive for more information on accredited universities and study abroad programs.

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Accra Institute of Technology (AIT University) honored their graduating students in their 8th convocation ceremony held at Christ the King's Auditorium., on July 3rd 2015. The school graduated a total of 174 students on Friday morning, awarding various honors to students in two faculties.



A Nigerian Electrical Electronic Engineering student, Onuoha,Chidiebere Emmanuel emerged as the best graduating student of the year (2015) with a total GPA of 4.2 out of a possible 4.3 GPA.

This award has been previously won by Ghanaians in the previous editions with Chidiebere emerging as the first Nigerian to ever win this accolade.

More to follow...

uniXclusive Jul 4 '15 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 5 · Tags: graduation