Lecturers-ITCS

Name: Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku

Position: Lecturer & Coordinator, Media and Website Management Unit of UPSA

Department: Communication Studies

Faculty: Information Technology and Communication Studies

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Academic Areas:

  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Web Communications
  • Public Administration
  • Management Information Systems
  • Electronic Learning
  • Web Technology
  • Online Journalism
  • Digital Marketing

 

 

Biography

An Alumnus of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) where he studied Defence Management (DMC-8) Nii Ayiku Ayiku has other professional qualifications from Ghana and abroad including Web Technology and Web Communications.

Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku has three Masters degrees-an MBA(MIS) and an MA in Distance Education and Electronic Learning (MA DEEL) from the University of Ghana and an MA in Public Relations(MAPR) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

He also has Post-Graduate Degrees in Public Administration (GIMPA) and Mass Communication from the University of Leicester, UK.

He is an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner and Executive Council Member of the Institute of Public Relations(IPR) Ghana where he Chairs the Research and New Media Committee as well as facilitate the Professional Accreditation examination of IPR, Ghana.

He is a member of several professional bodies, including the Ghana Journalists Association, the International Webmasters Association, USA, The Southern Africa Communication Association and the Chartered Institute of Journalists, UK. He is a trained Digital Marketing and Business Process Management Specialist from the IBM Africa Academy.

Before joining the University of Professional Studies, Accra as a Lecturer and also Coordinator of the University’s Media and Website Management Unit, he was a Civil Servant at the Communications Bureau of the Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Deputy Head of Public Affairs at the Council of State and the Information Services Department of the Ministry of Information.

He also worked at the Global Media Alliance as the Web Communication Manager. He is a Consulting Team Member and an adjunct lecturer at the Laweh Open University College, Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Jayee University College, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) and a Guest Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media Studies (Graduate programme) of the University of Education Winneba.

Nii Ayiku has also consulted for several Private, public and international organisations including the Ghana Armed Forces, ECOWAS Commission, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre, International Organisation on Migration. He is the Programmes and Communications Chair of the Internet Society of Ghana.

 

 

Academic Qualifications

  • MBA in Management Information Systems, University of Ghana Business School
  • MA in Public Relations, Ghana Institute of Journalism
  • MA in Distance Education and Electronic Learning, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration, GIMPA, Ghana 
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Mass Communication, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism, University of Education, Winneba-Ghana, studied at JUCG
  • Diploma, YDW (Commonwealth Youth Programme), University of Ghana
  • Diploma, Web Communications, Cleland Thom Journalism Training Institute, Chichester, UK
  • Certificate, Web Technology, Advanced Information Technology Institute (Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre)
  • Achimota School

 

 

Work Experience

  • University of Professional Studies 
  • Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Flagstaff House, Accra
  • Council of State of the Republic of Ghana, State House, Accra.
  • Information Services Dept., of the Ministry of Information Ghana (Information and Communication Technology Division)
  • Global Media Alliance, Ghana
  • MG Media Communication Limited, A Web Resource Centre with Global Linkages, (www.modernghana.com)
  • Victory Broadcasting Company Ltd( Channel R 92.7fm)

 

 

Selected Conferences

  • Participant /Presenter, 5th International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED). Accra Ghana- University of Professional Studies, Accra(UPSA) Paper Presented: Public Relations; A Strategic Management Function in Public Universities in Ghana

  • Participant, Southern Africa Communication Conference 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Participant, 3rd International Research Conference-College of Humanities of the
    University of Ghana, Legon. Paper Presented: Local Reception Of Global Media Texts:
    Telenovela As Site of Cultural Mixture In Ghana- Stephen Tindi, Charles Nii Ayiku Ayiku

  • Participant, All Africa Public Relations and Strategic Communication Summit, Addis Ababa/Ethiopia. Presented on the Topic: Utilizing Social Media Platforms to engage the public on the programme of Government

 

Selected Articles and Publications

 

 

Courses Taught

  • Media Relations
  • PR Strategy & Campaign Planning
  • New Media & PR
  • PR Workshop
  • Public Relations Practice
  • International Communication & Marketing

 

 

Research Interest

  • Social/New Media
  • Artificial Intelligence
    Media Literacy
  • Public Relations
  • Websites
  • Mobile Application
  • E-Business
  • E-Learning
  • Digital Marketing

 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Public Relations, (IPR) Ghana
  • Ghana Journalists Association
  • Internet Society (ISOC), Ghana
  • Chartered Institute of Journalists, UK
  • International Webmasters Association, (IWA) United States of America (USA)
  • Southern Africa Communication Association (SACOMM)
  • Communication Educators Association of Ghana (CEAG)
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