MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
Mr. Fiifi Banson
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the African Centre for Sport Studies (ACSS), the first ever fully fledged private Sport and Recreation Management University College in Ghana established in partnership with Zenith University College. ACSS will offer cutting edge innovative sport education and research programme that will give Ghana and Africa sports a new, sustainable and dynamic impetus.
ACSS will offer a Diploma (and subsequently Degree) in Sport and Recreation Management programme; a professionally oriented programme, that will have a complete coverage to deliver a current and thorough overview of the key functional areas of Sport Business Management, marketing, accounting, finance, information systems, human resource management, event and project management, recreation, tourism and hospitality management among others.
This programme will establish the ACSS as a Centre of Excellence for the training of a new crop of sport leaders in varied areas in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In addition, this programme is designed not only to provide students with the skills to meet stakeholders’ expectations at the workplace, but more importantly, it will link academia with industry.
The establishment of ACSS puts Africa in a good position to contribute towards the ongoing academic discourse in the sport industry since the programme will be African oriented but global in perspective.
It is my hope that ACSS will produce a new crop of sport leaders who will be self motivated and apply innovative ways of use sport for development of the hugely untapped potential of the African continent. I have a strong belief that sport has the potential to develop the continent of Africa and bring about peaceful co-existence among the people of the world. This is the underlying factor that has motivated me to embark on this initiative.
In the happy expectation of very exciting moments ahead of us, I take this opportunity to welcome you to partner ACSS to change the world for better through sport.