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 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 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 an advantage of being registered as student members while undergoing their academic programme. They qualify for upgrading upon graduation.