We'll Take Advantage of the Government's Free SHS and Double Track Policies to Increase Our Enrollment - JUC VP

The Vice President of Jayee University College, Mr. Stephen Nibebale Bemile, has emphatically stated that the private universities in Ghana, especially Jayee University College which recorded an overall enrollment for the two faculties from 514 students 2017 -to- 312 in 2018 - indicating a sharp decline, are hoping to take advantage of all opportunities to beef up their numbers, not excluding taking advantage of the Government's policy of the Free SHS and the double track system

Delivering his speech at the 9th Congregation and 11th Matriculation ceremonies for the  2017/2018 academic year at the forecourt of the Jayee University College (Accra), Mr. Bemile said Jayee University College runs two-year diploma and four-year degree programmes in Human Resource Management; Secretaryship and Management; Accounting as well as  Marketing in the Business Administration Faculty. Programmes within the Faculty of Communication Science are Journalism (with otions in Business and Financial Reporting; Sports Reporting; and Political Reporting) and Public Relations.

Nevertheless, financial and enrollment challenges continue to be a daunting task for the university. He, however, added that they had recognised the immense potentials the Government's *Free SHS* concept holds for private tertiary institutions and the latter would position themselves to absorb the large number of students who may not make it to the public universities or who are willing to pay for programmes and courses of their choice.

According to him, Jayee University continues to pride itself as one of the leading private university colleges that provide the required quality human resource for national growth and development.

He said some of their graduates were found across the length and breadth of Ghana as well as in some international settings playing key roles in the development of society.

In conclusion, he stressed that they were aware of the global migration to digital broadcasting which would result in a greater demand for skilled personnel to man the FM radio, television, and other multimedia communication channels that would emerge.