JACCD Design Institute of Africa, formerly Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design, Africa’s foremost creative educational college, has had its 27th Graduation ceremony held at Cantonments, Accra, Ghana to showcase what graduates have to offer the industry.
The institution is affiliated with international and local universities such as; the Instituto Marangoni, University of East London and University of Cape Coast, that offer ready programmes from certificate, diploma to degree level in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Animation and Game Development, Interior Design, Architecture, Special Effects Make-up, Multimedia Productions, Graphic Design and Photography.
The ceremony saw 317 graduates from the Classes of 2019 and 2020 receiving certificates in Fashion and Graphic Design.
As part of Vlisco’s yearly partnership with JACCD, Desmond Nhyira Amankona and Jonathan Teye Wayo emerged as the best designers in the Vlisco Competition with a total of 26 graduating students.
The runners up were Kizito Ronald Jnr, Rulaya Alidu, and Anuja Bharti for the 2019 group. The 2020-year group runners up were Nana Yaa Sarkodie, Nancy Adwoa Sakyi, And Cheryl Agbana.
On the institute’s commitment to transforming and developing Africa’s artistic industry, the Founder and President of the Institute, Joyce Ababio said, “After 26 years of impacting the world through creative designs, my mission is to influence the fast-changing world of the creative arts sector.
The creative business is a multi-million-dollar industry and for a very long time, the area is largely untapped. At JACCD, we are prepared to harness opportunities by creating the required avenue for interested persons to nurture their talents”.
The president also congratulated the new graduates who have been equipped with the requisite creative skills to build industries, become entrepreneurs, and drive economic conversion in Africa.
“We are really proud of our Class of 2021, and we cannot wait to see all the accomplishments in the next chapter. All of their hard work and perseverance has led them to this proud moment in their lives. Best wishes to all our graduates on their next adventure!”
According to the Best Graduating Student, Nancy Adwoa Sakyi, “Fashion, to me, is an art. It is a concept that can be interpreted in various ways for each individual, which, for me makes it fascinating; everyone has a different style and to me, that is what makes you unique. Thanks to Joyce Ababio College; JACCD where else would you rather be!”
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Graduation was streamed live on zoom, and Facebook for the students, family, friends and the general public.
Below are some pictures from the commencement ceremony.
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