List of Universities In Ghana

Public Universities: There are six public universities in Ghana and other degree and diploma awarding public institutions.

* University of Ghana, Legon

Motto: Integri Procedamus
Established: 1948
Type: Public
Chairman: Anthony Oteng-Gyasi
Chancellor: Kofi Annan
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe
Students: 42000
Location: Legon, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Campus: Suburban area
Nickname: kesie

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the seven Ghanaian public universities. It is by far the most prestigious university in West Africa. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees. It gained full university status in 1961, and now has nearly 42,000 students.

The original emphasis was on the liberal arts, social sciences, basic science, agriculture, and medicine, but (partly as the result of a national educational reform programme) the curriculum was expanded to provide more technology-based and vocational courses and postgraduate training.

The University is mainly based at Legon, about twelve kilometres northeast of the centre of Accra. The medical school is in Korle bu, with a teaching hospital and secondary campus in the city of Accra.

College of Health Sciences

There are four faculties, one school and one research institute under this college.

University of Ghana Medical School

* Department of Anaesthesia
* Department of Anatomy
* Department of Chemical Pathology
* Department of Child Health
* Department of Community Health
* Department of Haematology
* Department of Medical Biochemistry
* Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
* Department of Microbiology
* Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
* Department of Pathology
* Department of Pharmacology
* Department of Physiology
* Department of Psychiatry
* Department of Radiology
* Department of Surgery

University of Ghana Dental School

* Department of Biomaterials Science
* Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology
* Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
* Department of Orthodontics & Pedodontics
* Department of Public Health Dentistry
* Department of Restorative Dentistry
* Department of Biomedical sciences

School of Allied Health Sciences

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Department of Physiotherapy
Department of Radiography
Department of Dietetics
School of Nursing

This is located on the Legon campus though its students receive practical training at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
School of Pharmacy
Institutions and Schools

* School of Public Health
* Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences

* Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
* Department of Agricultural Mechanization
* Department of Agricultural Extension
* Department of Animal Science
* Department of Home Science
* [Department of Soil Science
* Department of Crop Science
* Agricultural Research Station - Kade
* Agricultural Research Station - Kpong
* Agricultural Research Station - Nungua

Other Faculties

There are six more faculties outside the above Colleges. They are Arts, Social Studies, Law, Science, Administration (Business), and Engineering Sciences.
Faculty of Arts

* Department of Classics
* Department of Linguistics
* Department of English
* Department of Modern Languages(Arabic,Spanish,Swahili,French,German and Chinese)
* Department of Philosophy
* Department for the Study of Religions

The department coordinates the affiliations with five seminaries / Theological Colleges.

* school of performing arts

Faculty of Social Studies

* Department of Anthropology
* Department of Archaeology
* Department of Economics
* Department of Geography & Resource Development
* Department of Global and Cultural Studies
o Currently in the testing phase
* Department of History
* Department of Information Studies
* Department of Political Science
* Department of Psychology

* Department of Sociology
* Department of Social Work

Faculty of Science

* Department of Biochemistry

* Department of Mines

* Department of Mathematics

* Departement of Telecom

* Department of Zoology

* Department of Botany

* Department of Chemistry

* Department of Computer Science

* Department of Earth Science (formerly Department of Geology)

* Department of Statistics

* Department of Nutrition & Food Science

* Department of Oceanography & Fishries

* Department of Physics

* Department of Psychology

* School of Nuclear And Allied Sciences (postgraduate training only,campus located at the Ghana Atomic Agency Corporation)

University of Ghana Business School

* Department of Accounting
* Department of Finance
* Department of Marketing
* Department of Operations & Management Information Systems
* Department of Organization & Human Resources Management
* Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management

Faculty of Law

The law faculty at the university of ghana has decided to make law a second degree course.

People associated with the faculty include Austin Amissah (Director of Public Prosecutions for Ghana 1962–1966, judge of the Court of Appeal 1966—1976, seconded from this position to become a professor and Dean of the Law Faculty 1969–1974).
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

* Department of Food Process Engineering
* Department of Computer Engineering
* Department of Agricultural Engineering
* Department of Material Science and Engineering
* Department of Biomedical Engineering

Institutes and schools

* Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research
* Institute of African Studies

This isntitute was established in 1961 and conducts research into African languages, history and culture.

* Institute of Adult Education

This was established in 1948 as the Department of Extra-Mural Studies. It runs both formal and informal courses. The most popular of its informal programmes is the Annual New Year School which starts in the last week of the year and runs through to the first week of the new year.

* Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
* Regional Institute for Population Studies
* School of Public Health
* School of Communication Studies
* School of Research & Graduate Studies,
* School of Performing Arts (with the following departments):
o Department of Theatre Arts
o Department of Music
o Department of Dance Studies
o Abibigromma Theatre Company

Research and learning Centres

* Centre for Social Policy Analysis
* Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
* Legon Centre for International Affairs
* Centre for Migration
* International Centre for African Music and Dance
* Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
* Centre for Biotechnology Research
* Centre for African Wetlands
* Language Centre
* West African Centre for Crop Improvement
* the united nations university for natural resources in Africa
* Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy(CEGENSA)
* Regional Training Centre for Archivists
* Ecological laboratory
* Legon Botanical Gardens
* The Ghana Herbarium
* Centre for African Foods
* Centre for West African foods
* Centre for International foods
* centre for Ghana foods
* African Regional centre for training in post graduate insect science

Workers Colleges

The university has these facilities in the various regions where it runs a variety of programmes including degree courses. The Awudome College has residential facilities that enable short courses over weekends and other durations to be run there.

* Accra Workers’ College, Accra
* Awudome Residential Workers’ College, Tsito
* Bolgatanga Workers’ College, Bolgatanga
* Cape Coast Workers’ College, Cape Coast
* Ho Workers’ College, Ho
* Koforidua Workers’ College, Koforidua
* Kumasi Workers’ College, Kumasi
* Takoradi Workers’ College, Takoradi
* Tamale Workers’ College, Tamale
* Tema Workers’ College, Tema
* Sunyani Workers’ College, Sunyani
* Wa Workers’ College, Wa

Halls of Residence

* Legon Hall (Land of the Gentlemen)
* Akuafo Hall (The Farmers)
* Commonwealth Hall (The Vandals)
* Volta Hall (Ladies with Vision and Style)
* Mensah Sarbah Hall (The Vikings)

University Of Ghana Hostels

* International Students' Hostel (I and II)
* Valco Trust Hostels
* Presidential Hostel
* Jubilee Hall
* VIP Hall, by VIP (2006 YR GROUP)
* Evandy Hostel
* Pentagon

Private Hostels On Campus

* Ghana Hostels Ltd(pentagon).
* Bani International Hostel
* Evandy Hostel
* Bani hostel

Bank and Postal Services

The Ghana Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, HFC Bank and ECOBANK Ghana have branches on the University campus. They provide services to the students, staff and people living around the campus. Apart from the Internal Mail Office which facilitates postal services within the University, the University has a national postal service (Ghana Post) branch on campus.Other banks with no branch on campus do provide ATM services
Affiliated Institutions

A number of institutions and colleges hold affiliations with the university for the purpose of enrolment, teaching and award of degrees and diplomas of the University

* African Institute of Science and Technology, Mbaise - Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Engineering/Master of Technology/Master of Business Administration/ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in various disciplines.
* Catholic University College, Fiapre, Sunyani - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of (Information/Commercial/Technology)
* Christian Service University College, Kumasi - Diploma
* Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College - Masters Degree
* Ghana Baptist Seminary, Abuakwa-Kumasi - Diploma
* Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Accra - Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Public Relations)
* Ghana Institute of Languages, Accra - Bachelor of Arts (Translation)
* Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Greenhill, Accra - Masters Degree in Development (MDM)Website
* Hi-Technology University, Mbaise - B.Sc., B.A., M.Sc., M.A., MBA, and Ph.D.
* Islamic University College, East Legon - Bachelor of Arts
* Methodist University College, Dansoman, Accra - Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration
* National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Accra - Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television) Website
* Pentecost University College, Sowutuom, Accra - Certificate/Diploma
* Regional Maritime Academy - Diploma/Post-Graduate Diploma (Shipping & Port Management)Website
* Saint Paul Seminary, Sowutoum, Accra - Bachelor of Arts
* Saint Peter's Major Seminary, Cape Coast - Diploma/Bachelor of Arts
* Saint Victor’s Major Seminary, Tamale - Diploma/Bachelor of Arts Pontificia Università Urbaniana
* Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon - Diploma/Bachelor of Arts Presbyterian Church USA
* University College of Wisconsin International - Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Management Website
* African University College of Communication,Accra


University of Ghana is a member of the African Institute of Science and Technology and the member of the Consortium of Academic Stewards for The Scholar Ship.
Noted alumni
See also: Category:University of Ghana alumni

* Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, – Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana
* Prof. John Atta Mills – former Law professor and Vice President of Ghana (1997-2001), Current President of Ghana (2009 to present).
* Patrick Kwateng Acheampong – Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service (2005 to 2009)
* George Kingsley Acquah – Chief Justice of Ghana (2003 – 2007).
* Dr. Paul Kingsley Acquah - former Governor of the Bank of Ghana
* Peter Ala Adjetey – former speaker of the Parliament of Ghana (2001 - 2005).
* Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – former Foreign minister and former Attorney-General of Ghana.
* Dr. Kingsley Y. Amoako – former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.
* Dr. Kwesi Botchwey – former law lecturer and finance minister of Ghana (1982 – 1995).
* Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas – Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States.
* Kwesi Dickson – former President of Methodist Church Ghana, Emeritus Professor, author and theologian.
* Kwabena Dufuor – Finance Minister and former Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
* Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng – Cardiothoracic surgeon and Chief Executive of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital was first black African to perform heart transplant and he established the National Cardiothoracic Centre.
* Dr. F.I.D Konotey-Ahulu – A world leading authority on sickle cell anaemia
* Prof. Judge Mrs. Akua Kuenyehia – Vice President, International Criminal Court (2003-Date)
* John Dramani Mahama – Vice President of Ghana (2009 to present)

* Prof. Tawiah Modibo Ocran – Judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2004 to 2008).
* Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye – Minister of Communication (2005 to 2009) and Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya (2005 to present).
* Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes - Speaker of Parliament of Ghana (Jan 7 2005 - Jan 6 2009).
* Tsatsu Tsikata – former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Company and Law lecturer at the University of Ghana.
* Georgina Theodora Wood – first female Chief Justice of Ghana (since 2007).
* Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa - Deputy Minister of Information.

* Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a university located in Kumasi, Ghana. It is the second public university to be established in the country. It was founded as the Kumasi College of Technology in 1952. The nucleus of the college was formed from 200 teacher training students transferred from Achimota in the Greater Accra Region. The college was affiliated to the University of London. In 1961, the college was granted full university status. The main university campus which is about seven square miles in area, is located about eight miles to the east of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

Early History

The Kumasi College of Technology opened officially on 22 January 1952 with 200 Teacher Training students transferred from Achimota, to form the nucleus of the new College. In October, 1952, the School of Engineering and the Department of Commerce were established and the first students were admitted. A Pharmacy Department was established in January, 1953, with the transfer of the former School of Pharmacy from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, to the College. The Department ran a two-year comprehensive course in Pharmacy leading to the award of the Pharmacy Board Certificate. A Department of Agriculture was opened in the same year to provide a number of ad hoc courses of varying duration, from a few terms to three years, for the Ministry of Agriculture. A Department of General Studies was also instituted to prepare students for the Higher School Certificate Examinations in both Science and Arts subjects and to give instruction in such subjects as were requested by the other departments.

From 1952 to 1955, the School of Engineering prepared students for professional qualifications only. In 1955, the School embarked on courses leading to the University of London Bachelor of Engineering External Degree Examinations.

Once established, the College began to grow and in 1957, the School of Architecture, Town Planning and Building was inaugurated and its first students were admitted in January, 1958, for professional courses in Architecture, Town Planning and Building. As the College expanded, it was decided to make the Kumasi College of Technology a purely science and technology institution. In pursuit of this policy, the Teacher Training College, with the exception of the Art School, was transferred in January, 1958, to the Winneba Training College, and in 1959 the Commerce Department was transferred to Achimota to form the nucleus of the present School of administration of the University of Ghana, Legon.

In December, 1960, the Government of Ghana appointed a University Commission to advise it on the future development of University Education Ghana, in connection with the proposal to transform the University College of Ghana and the Kumasi College of Technology into an independent University of Ghana. Following the report of the commission which came out early 1961, Government decided to establish two independent Universities in Kumasi and Legon, Accra. The Kumasi College of Technology was thus transformed into a full-fledged University Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology by an Act of Parliament on 22 August 1961.

The University name was changed to University of Science and Technology after the Revolution of 24 February 1966. The University of Science and Technology was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, 20 November 1961. However, another act of Parliament(Act 559 of 1998) changed the name back to its original version, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Kwame Nkrumah
The First President of Ghana, the University is named after him
Kwame Nkrumah became the first prime minister and later president of Ghana . He was born on September 21, 1909 , at Nkroful in what was then the British-ruled Gold Coast, the son of a goldsmith. Trained as a teacher, he went to the United States in 1935 for advanced studies and continued his schooling in England , where he helped organize the Pan-African Congress in 1945. He returned to Ghana in 1947 and became general secretary of the newly founded United Gold Coast Convention but split from it in 1949 to form the Convention People's party. After his 'positive action' campaign created disturbances in 1950, Nkrumah was jailed, but when the CPP swept the 1951 elections, he was freed to form a government, and he led the colony to independence as Ghana in 1957.

A firm believer in African liberation, Nkrumah pursued a radical pan-African policy, playing a key role in the formation of the Organization of African Unity in 1963.

As head of government, he was less successful however, and as time passed he was accused of forming a dictatorship. In 1964 he formed a one-party state, with himself as president for life, and was accused of actively promoting a cult of his own personality. Overthrown by the military in 1966, with the help of western backing, he spent his last years in exile, dying in Bucharest , Romania , on April 27, 1972 . His legacy and dream of a "United States of Africa" still remains a goal among many.

Nkrumah was the motivating force behind the movement for independence of Ghana , then British West Africa , and its first president when it became independent in 1957. His numerous writings address Africa 's political destiny.
Vision and Mission

Vision Statement: The vision of KNUST is to be globally recognised as the premier Centre of excellence in Africa for teaching in Science and Technology for development; producing high calibre graduates with knowledge and expertise to support the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.

Mission Statement: The mission of KNUST is to provide an environment for teaching, research and entrepreneurship training in Science and Technology for development of Ghana and Africa. KNUST will also provide service to the community, be open to all the people of Ghana and positioned to attract scholars, industrialists and entrepreneurs from Africa and other international communities.
Organization and Administration
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Chancellor of the University
Principal Officers

The principal Officers of the University as set out in the Statutes are the

* Chancellor - The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
* Chairman of the University Council - Mr. Paul Victor Obeng
* Vice-Chancellor - Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa

Governing Body

Governance of the University is carried out by the University Council, primarily through the Academic Board which is responsible for:

* formulating and carrying out the academic policy of the University;
* devising and regulating the courses of instruction and study, and supervising research;
* regulating the conduct of examinations and the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates;
* advising the University Council on the admission of students and the award of scholarships;
* reporting on such matters as may be referred to it by the University Council.

Student Participation in University administration

Students participate actively in the administration of the University through their representatives serving on the University Council, Academic Board, the Welfare Services Board, Faculty and Departmental Boards, Residence Committee, Library Committee and on the Hall Councils.
Collegiate System
Side view of the College of Architecture and Planning, KNUST

The KNUST has, since January 2005, transformed from its previous centralized system of administration into significantly decentralized Collegiate system. Under this system, the various faculties have been condensed into six colleges. The University had previously been administered on the Faculty-based system. This naturally led to administrative difficulties as new Faculties and Institutes were created to meet the ever-growing academic pursuits of students. The resultant collection of Faculties largely hampered efficient administrative and academic operations, as duplication of efforts and long administrative processes were rampant. The need to deal with these complexities and harmonize the operation of the existing structures became apparent and unavoidable.

This was more so, with the ever-increasing numbers in student population. True to the vision to make KNUST the model for technological education in Africa and the Vice-Chancellor’s commitment to academic excellence, the Collegiate System was officially adpopted on November 29, 2004. On 5 April 2005, the Pioneering Provosts were inducted and invested into office at the Great Hall of the KNUST. They are:

* Prof. Stephen Osei, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
* Prof. S. O. Asiama, College of Architecture and Planning
* Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Buor, College of Art and Social Sciences
* Prof. F.W.Y. Momade, College of Engineering
* Prof. Kwame Sarpong, College of Health Sciences
* Prof. Aboagye Menyeh, College of Science

The Colleges are semi-autonomous, which means that they are given the power to largely run on their own without much dependence on the central administration for financial support. A College Registrar, Finance Officer and Librarian assist the Provosts. Under him are the various Faculties, Centres and Institutes, headed by Deans and Directors. As heads of the Colleges, the Provosts are to provide academic and administrative leadership for the Colleges and oversee the overall running of the Colleges.
Student Accommodation
The Quadrangle during the 2009 Congregation
Halls of Residence

There are six Halls of Residence at the Kumasi Campus. Each Hall is administered by a Hall Council consisting of Senior and Junior members. The executive head of the Hall is the Hall Master who is assisted by a Senior Tutor. There is also a Hall Bursar and other supporting staff. The number of students in a room shall be determined by the Hall authorities.

* Africa Hall

Africa Hall is the only all-female hall in the University. It was first occupied by students on the 14th. October, 1967. Members of the Hall are known as "Domites". Majority of the female senior members are assigned to Africa as Fellows. "Dome" has 192 inhabitable rooms and presently the total student population is about 514.

* Independence Hall

Independence Hall was officially opened in February, 1959 to commemorate the attainment of Ghana's independence on 6 March,1957. It was the first permanent hall of residence. Women were however admitted to the hall for the first time in 1991. Members of the hall are known as "Spartans".

* Queen's Hall

Queens Elizabeth II Hall was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and was officially opened in November 1959 by the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen later visited the Hall in 1961 during her state visit to Ghana. It is co-educational and houses a student population of 840 with 294 rooms. Members of Queen Elizabeth II Hall are usually known as "Royals".

* Republic Hall

Republic Hall is a mixed Hall with about 850 students both local and International. It was named Republic to commemorate Ghana's attainment of a Republic Status in 1960. The Hall was however, officially opened in 1961 and women were admitted to the hall for the first time only in 1991.It has 198 rooms in the main, 96 in the annex block.

* Unity Hall

Unity Hall is the largest hall with an original accommodation capacity of 448 rooms but presently have 36 extra flats. It is an all-male hall with modern facilities and nicknamed " The Twin Towers". Members are known as "Continentals". The present student population is over 1000.The hall welcomed its first batch of students on the 16th October, 1968.

* University Hall

The University Hall was named to commemorate the accession of the Kumasi College of Technology to full University status on 22 August,1961. It is an all male like Unity Hall. The main hall has 198 rooms excluding flats, and the annex has 95 rooms. It is popularly known as" Katanga".
Hostels for Continuing Students

Currently, about 60% of the total student population is non-resident. There is a large number of private hostels are available around the campus and in Kumasi for students who, as a result of the limited facilities/rooms could not be admitted as resident students. There are also Non-residential facilities on campus where non-resident students could take a rest between lectures and do their own private studies before they leave for their various homes and hostels.
International Students

Our International students are almost all destined for senior leadership positions in the future. They are bright, articulate students who will go home and be instrumental in the growth and development of their countries.

As a result, we have a serious responsibility to teach them superior values and technological skills. We recognise that we are training future leaders here, and for that reason, our class rooms are rigorous and disciplined places. Students from all over the World come together here and the Professors really use the diversity to open up class discussions.An education at KNUST is about much more that completing a major and getting a degree. It is about living and learning in a culturally and ethnically rich environment - a small neighbourhood in the global village. Our students and our faculty come from around the world to be a part of the KNUST experience - an experience where learning from one another is as important a part of their education as the curriculum. The percentage of foreign students in the university could get as high as 10% and fees are charged depending on the course being offered. There is an International students association which sees to the interest of Foreign students in the University such as accommodation and taking first years round campus.
Students Online Services

* Students Forum
* Student Email
* Friends@KNUST
* Holla! A Social Network For Students
* OER For Students
* KNUST E-Learner

Students Associations

* Students' Representative Council (SRC)
* Science Students Association (SCISA)
* Ghana Engineering Students Association (GESA)
* Chemical Engineering Students' Association (CHEESA)
* Ghana Pharmaceutical Students' Association (GPSA)
* KNUST School of Business Graduate Students Association (KSBGSA)
* Law Students Union (LSU)
* Civil Engineering Students' Association (CESA)

General Admissions Information

Admission to KNUST is purely based on merit. Over the years the university has undertaken to admit the cream of qualified applicants. Limited vacancies are therefore keenly competed for. There are four categories of applicants, namely:

* Senior Secondary School Certificate holders
* Ordinary and Advance Level GCE Holders
* Mature applicants (age:25 years and above) including HND holders (with 3 years working experience)
* International Students including Ghanaians with foreign results

Application for admission forms are available in January and obtainable from all Regional Post Office across the country.

Selection of qualified applicants is done by a Central Admission Committee in May.

Ghanaian Fee-Paying Candidates

Fee-paying admission is available to Candidates who do not meet the competitive Departmental Requirements and Cut Off Points but satisfy the Minimum Entry Requirements of Aggregate 24 or better . Candidates who wish to take advantage of this facility may complete the Application Forms. Students admitted to Fee-Paying Programmes shall remain so for the duration of their studies at the University.
Undergraduate Admissions

This page gives information regarding the undergraduate admission application process at KNUST. Admission's is purely based on merit. undergraduate Further perspectives on academic and campus life and information about KNUST campus are available in the Prospective Students section:

* Undergraduate Courses
* Entry Requirements
* How to Apply
* 2009/2010 Undergraduate Fees and 2009/2010 Postgraduate Fees
* 2009/2010 Ghana Fee Paying Fees
* 2008 Year's Cut-Off
* Students Accommodation

Graduate Admissions

* Graduate Programmes

Colleges & Faculties
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

* Faculty of Agriculture
* Faculty of Forest Resources Technology (Sunyani)
* Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

College of Architecture and Planning

* Faculty of Architecture and Building Technology
* Faculty of Planning and Land Economy
* Institute of Human Settlements Research

College of Art and Social Sciences

* Centre for Cultural and African Studies
* Faculty of Fine Arts
* Faculty of Industrial Art
* Faculty of Law
* Faculty of Social Sciences
* School of Business

College of Engineering

* Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering
* Faculty of Civil and Geomatic Engineering
* Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
* Faculty of Mechanical And Agricultural Engineering

College of Health Sciences

* Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
* Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
* School of Medical Sciences

College of Science

* Faculty of Biosciences
* Faculty of Physical Sciences

Distance Learning

In the year 2005, the KNUST adopted Distance Learning as a viable complement to the conventional face-to-face system of education. This decision was made in order to offer opportunity for people to pursue academic programmes with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), while still on full time employment.

In October, 2007, the Academic Board changed the status of the Faculty of Distance Learning to an Institute, in order to give it more leverage and autonomy. The Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) is therefore expected to increase access to quality tertiary education and training through the use of a wide range of technologies.
Library and Digital Resources

The KNUST Library provides information in electronic and print formats to staff and students mainly to support teaching, learning and research in science and technology for national development. It is also a Depository Library for all materials published in Ghana and also for international institutions and organisations like the World Bank and other United Nations Agencies.

Digital services are available through the Open Educational Resource (OER) as well as the DSpace repository.

* Open Educational Resources (OER) component of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has vision of a next generation learning environment: an environment that fosters collaboration around curricula, course materials, and content; generates connections between disciplines, teachers, and learners; and inspires use of educational materials in a more personalized and effective way.

* KNUST Online Repository This is the University's digital repository, Data for the repository is still been added on to.

Affiliated Institutions

* Osei Tutu II Institute for Advanced ICT Studies
* Ghana Telecom University College
* Data Link Institute

Research Centers

* Bureau of Integrated Research and Development
* Centre for Biodiversity Utilisation and Development(CBUD)
* Dairy/Beef Research Station
* Centre for Cultural and African Studies
* Kumasi Center For Collaborative Research
* National Centre for Mathematical Sciences
* Centre for Human Studies
* The Energy Center

* University of Cape Coast , Cape Coast

The University of Cape Coast, Ghana, is one of the rare sea-front universities in the world. The University was established in 1962 out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education. Thus, it was established to train graduate teachers for second cycle institutions; Teacher Training Colleges; and Technical Institutions, a mission that the two Universities existing then were unequipped to fulfill. The University was also given the mandate “to serve the needs of the whole country” and “to play a unique role in national development by identifying national needs and addressing them.”

The University has since its establishment added to its functions the training of educational planners, administrators, agriculturalists and, health professionals. The University is, therefore, playing a role that is unique and vital to the education enterprise of the nation. With judicious planning and careful execution, the University has grown from a fledgling University College to a giant institution of excellence and choice in Africa and the world.

In pursuance of its mission, the University has been responding fully to the changing needs of the entire educational system of the country. It has also re-structured its degree program from B.A, B.Sc and B.Ed in education to B.A/B.Sc with non-education content and a B.Ed, which is a professional qualification in Education. This is to allow flexibility and choice in its course offerings and thus cater for specific needs of students, while still focusing on its mission.

The university offer courses in BA, B.Com, B.Ed, B.Sc, MA, MBA, M.Ed, M.Sc, M.Phil, MBChB, O.D and, PhD.

The campus
Science Yard, Faculty of Science. Northern Campus.

The University, which is five kilometres west of Cape Coast municipality, is located on a hill over-looking the Atlantic Ocean, and operates on two campuses: The Southern Campus (Old Site) and the Northern Campus (New Site).
Main Library, Northern Campus.

Two of the most important historical sites in Ghana, Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, are only a few kilometres from the University. The establishment of the University was a befitting tribute to this historic town and the cradle of education in Ghana. Cape Coast is now a growing tourist town with its rich history and monuments.

The University of Cape Coast today is organized into eight faculties, which are listed below:
Faculty of Arts

* Department of African Studies
* Department of Classics and Philosophy
* Department of English
* Department of French
* Department of Ghanaian Languages
* Department of History
* Department of Music
* Department of Religious and Human Values

Faculty of Education

* Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education
* Department of Educational Foundations
* Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation
* Department of Primary Education
* Department of Science and Mathematics Education
* Department of Vocational and Technical Education
* Centre for Research on Improving Quality of Primary Education in Ghana
* Centre for Continuing Education
* Institute for Educational Planning and Administration
* Institute of Education

Faculty of Social Sciences

* Department of African and General Studies
* Department of Economics
* Department of Geography and Tourism
* Department of Sociology
* Centre for Development Studies
* Department of sexiology

School of Agriculture

* Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
* Department of Agricultural Engineering
* Department of Animal Science
* Department of Crop Science
* Department of Soil Science

School of Biological Sciences

* Department of Biochemistry
* Department of Entomology & Wildlife
* Department of Environmental Sciences
* Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
* Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

School of Physical Sciences

* Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
* Department of Chemistry
* Department of Environmental Science
* Department of Laboratory Technology
* Department of Mathematics & Statistics
* Department of Optometry
* Department of Physics
* Laser & Fibre Optics Centre
* Computer Centre
* African Virtual University

Business School

* Department of Accounting and finance
* Department of Management Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Medical Sciences
Centre for International Education

The University of Cape Coast also runs an international students exchange programme with participants from Europe, North America, and other African countries. International students are fully integrated into students and campus life and, receive full credit on successful completion of their studies at UCC.
Halls of Residence

* Adehye Hall
* Atlantic Hall
* Casely Hayford Hall (Casford)
* Kwame Nkrumah Hall
* Oguaa Hall
* Valco Hall
* School of Medical Sciences (SMS) Hall

The University also has a number of private hostels namely:

* Ghana Hostels LTD (SSNIT Hostel)
* Hamglor hostel
* Valco Postgraduate Hostel
* Juliborn hostel
* Ameley
* Jodok
* Excellence
* Ayensu Plaza Hostel
* Shallom Tent
* Success City
* The Nest Hostel
* Sammy Otu
* Sassakawa Challets
* Peace Hostel
* Oye Inn Hostel
* Flash Point Hostel
* Baduwa Memorial Hostel

* University of Education , Winneba

The University of Education at Winneba (UEW) is a university in Winneba, Ghana. Its main aim is to train teachers for the education system of Ghana.
University of Education, Winneba
Motto Education for Excellence
Established 1992
Type Public
Chairman Jude Kofi Bucknor
Chancellor vacant
Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. Asabere-Ameyaw
Students 16,879
Location Winneba, Central Region, Ghana
Campus Winneba, Kumasi, Mampong


The university has twenty-nine Academic departments and centres, six Faculties. It also has twelve Distance Education Regional Study Centres throughout Ghana.
College of Agriculture Education

* Department of Agricultural Engineering
* Department of Animal Science Education
* Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Unit
* Department of Soil and Crop Science Education

Faculty of Business Education

* Department of Business Education
* Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty of Vocational and Technology Education

* Department of Technology Education
* Department of Information Technology Education

Faculty of Education

* Department of Basic Education
* Department of Early Childhood Care and Development Education
* Department of Psychology and Education
* Department of Special Education

Faculty of Languages Education

* Department of Akan-Nzema Education
* Department of Applied Linguistics
* Department of English Education
* Department of Ewe Education
* Department of French Education
* Department of Ga-Damgbe Education
* Department of Gur-Gonja Education

Faculty of Science Education

* Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports
* Department of Home Economics Education
* Departments of Mathematics Education
* Department of Science Education

Faculty of Social Sciences

* Department of Social Science Education
* Department of Social Studies Education

Institutes and Schools
School of Creative Arts

* Department of Art Education
* Department of Music and Performing Art Education

Institute for Educational Development and Extension

* Center for Continuing Education
* Center for Distance Education
* Center for Teacher Development and Action Research

School for Research and Graduate Studies

* Centre for Educational Policy Studies (CEPS)


It is a multi-campus, multi-site university. It has three main campuses, One at Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana, and the other two at Kumasi and Mampong all in the Ashanti Region.

As a multi-campus, multi-site university with campuses and learning centres in other parts of the country, UEW is committed to the development of education in the country through the training of the country's human resource. The six Faculties, one institute and two centres of the university provide programmes in the areas of science and mathematics education, technology and business education, agriculture education, home economics education, cultural studies, creative arts education, guidance and counselling, and educational administration and leadership.

The university draws its strength from seven diploma-awarding colleges of education of national acclaim from which it was constituted, as well as the strong blend between subject content and methodology. The location of the campuses and study centres in different geographical regions of the country ensures our desire to engage more closely with our communities and to provide opportunities for development. Through our innovative programmes and delivery systems we are making serious strides in raising the profile of the university and attracting experienced staff from the region.

* University for Development Studies, Tamale

The University for Development Studies, Tamale was established in 1992 as a multi-campus institution. It is the fifth public university to be established in Ghana. This deviates from the usual practice of having universities with central campuses and administrations. It was created with the four northern regions of the country in mind. These are the Brong Ahafo Region, Northern Region, Upper East Region and the Upper West Region.

Faculty of Agriculture

* Department of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Technology
* Department of Agricultural Extension and Farm Management
* Department of Agronomy
* Department of Animal Science
* Department of Biotechnology
* Department of Home Sciences
* Department of Horticulture
* Department of Renewable Natural Resources

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

(To be established at Kintampo)
Faculty of Applied Sciences

* Department of Applied Biology
* Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry
* Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
* Department of Applied Physics
* Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Integrated Development Studies

* Department of African & General Studies
* Department of Economics & Entrepreneurship Development
* Department of Environmental & Resource Studies
* Department of Social, Political & Historical Studies
* Department of Planning, Land Economy and Rural Development

School of Medicine and Health Sciences (faculty)

(The first batch of students were admitted in 1997)

* Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
* Department of Community Nutrition
* Department of Microbiology
* Department of Pharmacology
* Department of Physiology & Surgery8
* Faculty of Education,Law and Business Studies

Depart of business studies

* Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region - This campus is earmarked to house the Allied Health Sciences.
* Nyankpala, Northern Region, Ghana - Houses the Faculty of Agriculture.
* Navrongo, Upper East Region - Location of the campus which houses the Faculty of Applied Science.
* Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana - This campus houses the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
* Wa, Upper West Region - This campus houses the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies.

List of Vice Chancellors

* Prof. John Bonaventure Kubongpwa Kaburise (April 8, 2002 - April 7, 2007)

* Prof. Haruna Yakubu (June 1, 2010 - )

* University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa

The University of Mines and Technology is located at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana. It is one of the new public universities in the country. The university came into being on 1 October 2001 when the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Mines was elevated to university college status.


Faculty of Engineering

* Department of Electrical Engineering
* Department of Mechanical Engineering
* Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology

The faculty is the only such one in the West Africa sub-region for training high-level personnel in the mineral industry and continues to attract students from countries in the sub-region. Its four departments have existed under the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology since 1982.

* Department of Geological Engineering
* Department of Geomatic Engineering
* Department of Mineral Engineering
* Department of Mining Engineering

School of Postgraduate Studies

school of mining


Professional institutes / Public universities

Six additional professional institutions have been accorded public university status.

* Ghana Institute of Journalism


* Ghana Institute of Languages

Ghana Institute of languages is one of the oldest institutes to learn languages in Accra, Ghana.

* Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

* Ghana Institute of Surveying and Mapping

* Institute of Professional Studies

* National Film and Television Institute Regional university

The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) was established in 1978 by the Government of Ghana as a public Institution of Higher Education in Film and Television Production. Since its inception in 1978, NAFTI has offered professional and academic education in film and television education, in affiliation with the University of Ghana. The Institute is a full member of the International Association of Film and Television Academies and Universities (CILECT).

* Regional Maritime University, Accra [edit]

Private Universities [edit]

Chartered private tertiary institutions

There are 3 institutions in this category.

* Akrofi Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, Akropong

* Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon

* Valley View University, Oyibi, Dodowa

The Valley View University is a private university located at Oyibi in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It forms part of a worldwide system of over 100 tertiary institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Valley View University was established in 1979 by the West African Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (now Ghana Union Conference). In 1997 it was absorbed into the Adventist university system operated by the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) with headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The Ghana Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (organized in 2000) serves as the local manager of the university.

The university began as the Adventist Missionary College and was located in Bekwai-Ashanti. It was transferred to Adentan near Accra in 1983 where it operated in rented facilities until it was relocated to its present site near Oyibi (19 miles down Accra-Dodowa Road). In 1989 and was renamed Valley View College.

The Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) has, since 1983, been evaluating and reviewing the accreditation status of the institution. In 1995, the university was affiliated to Griggs University in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. This allowed the university to offer four year bachelors degrees in Theology and Religious Studies. The National Accreditation Board (Ghana) granted it national accreditation in 1995 thus allowing the university to award her own degrees. Thus, Valley View University became the first private institution in Ghana to be granted national accreditation.

Valley View University has the singular distinction of being the first private university in Ghana to be granted a Charter. Valley View University received its Charter from President John Kufuor (President of Ghana), at a special function on May 28, 2006. A “Chartered” institution implies one that has been granted certain rights and privileges by the president or the legislature of Ghana. To obtain this legal status, the institute's statutes, examination procedures, quality assurance standards are subjected to parliamentary scrutiny.

Valley View University is accredited by the Accrediting Association of Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities. Valley View University is therefore a member of a network of over 100 colleges and universities operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide. The university is also accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Government of Ghana for the following programmes leading to a Bachelor's degree: Religious Studies, Theology, Business Administration, Education, Development Studies and Computer Science.

Valley View University is also affiliated with Griggs University (GU) in distance learning. Under special arrangement with Griggs University, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, Valley View University offers four-year Distance Education degree programmes in Business Administration and Religious Studies.

Valley View University is also affiliated with the following universities:

* Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
* University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Germany
* University of Applied Science, Magdeburg, Germany
* University of Hohenheim, Germany
* Sahmyook University, South Korea
* Griggs University in Maryland, USA

Valley View University is a member of the following associations:

* West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI).
* Ghana Association of Private Tertiary Institutions (GAPTI).
* Conference of Heads of Private Universities, Ghana (CHPUG)

Other University Colleges and Private Universities University of Ghana Affiliatied Institutions

* Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre, Sunyani

The Catholic University College of Ghana is one of the private universities in Ghana. It is located at Fiapre, Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region. It was established by the Catholic Church and was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board on 4 December 2002. The first batch of students started on 3 March 2003. The formal inauguration of the university was on 13 November 2003.


The university has three faculties.
Faculty of Economic and Business Administration

This faculty runs programmes leading to the award of the following degrees.

* B.Sc. Business Administration
* B.Sc. Economics

Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences and Technology

This faculty has produced four year programmes leading to a B.Sc. in Computer Science.
Faculty of Religious Studies

* The Centre for Enrichment Studies
* The Centre for Applied Research, Consultancy and Community Outreach - to promote research within the University and be a creative link with the local communities.


The university has a number of affilitations with other educational institutions.

* University of Ghana Homepage
* Boston College, Boston, MA, USA Homepage
* Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA Homepage
* Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Homepage

* Christian Service University College, Kumasi

The Christian Service University College is one of the university colleges accredited by the National Accreditation Board in the past decade. It is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa. It is affiliated to the University of Ghana and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. It is located in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana.


The university began as a school in October 1974 with four students. This was after the Worldwide Evangelization for Christ, a missionary group in Ghana acquired land to start a school. The vision then was to train people for Christian ministry in Ghana and also to train people to help expand the church in northern Ghana. This has now matured to a vision to establish an advanced evangelical, interdenominational, theological University in Africa.

The university is based on a main campus within Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region.

The university runs seven programmes. They are:

* Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Full-time)
* Bachelor of Business Administration (Full time/part time)
* Diploma in Biblical Studies (Full-time, two years)
* Diploma in Ministry (Modular)
* Diploma in Theology (Part-time, two years)
* Certificate in Biblical Studies (Part-time, two years)
* Certificate in Institutional Planning and Management

-Bachelor in communication studies

* Bachelor of Science in Computer science

Students and faculty

The university has twelve academic and ten administrative and support staff. The student population has now increased into the thousands.
Students' Representative Council

The university has an active students union known as the Students Representative Council. This has existed since 1983.

* Good News Theological Seminary, Oyibi, Accra

* Islamic University College, Ghana, East Legon

The Islamic University College, Ghana is one of the private universities in Ghana. It is located at East Legon in the Greater Accra Region. It was established in 1988 as a training institute for Islamic Theology and named the Ahlul Bait Islamic School. This was under the sponsorship of the The Ahlul Bait Foundation of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was granted accreditation provisionally in 2001 and finally in 2002.


The university has four departments.
Department of Business Administration

* B.A. degree programme in Business Administration (Accounting, Banking & Finance and Marketing).

Department of Religious Studies

* B.A. degree programme in Religious Studies (Islamic Option).

Department of Computing

* B.Sc. Management Information Systems

Department of Languages

* B.A. Communication Studies


* University of Ghana,Legon
* Islamic College for Advanced Studies, London.

* Knutsford College, East Legon, Accra

* Methodist University College Ghana, Dansoman, Accra

The Methodist University College Ghana is one of the private universities in Ghana. It is located at Accra in the Greater Accra Region. It was established in October 2000by the Methodist Church Ghana after being granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board in August 2000. Academic work started in November 2000 at the Wesley Grammar School campus.


The university has four faculties. Each of them is made up of various units which report to their respective deans.
Faculty of Business Administration

* Accounting Unit
* Banking and Finance Unit
* Human Resource Management Unit/Development
* Marketing Unit

Faculty of General Studies

* English Unit
* French Unit
* Religion/Ethics Unit

Faculty of Social Studies

* Economics Unit
* Information Technology Unit
* Mathematics and Statistics Unit
* Psychology Unit

Faculty of Agriculture

This is located at the Wenchi campus.

There are three campuses.

* Dansoman Campus - This is the main campus of the university located in an Accra suburb.
* Tema Campus - Satellite campus located at the premises of the Tema Methodist Day Secondary School
* Wenchi Campus - The certificate programmes in Agrobusiness, Agro-processing and Horticulture are run from this campus.


The university has been officially affiliated to the University of Ghana since October 2002.
See also

* List of universities in Ghana

* Pentecost University College, Sowutuom, Accra

The Pentecost University College is a private university located at Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It is one of the new universities in Ghana and was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board in 1994. It was established in March 2003 by the Church of Pentecost in Ghana. The chairman of the Church of Pentecost is also the Chancellor of the university.


The university has had three faculties since 2005.

* Faculty of Business Administration
* Faculty of Information Technology
* Faculty of Theology and Mission


* University of Ghana
* Church of Pentecost

* Presbyterian University College

The Presbyterian University College is a private university located at Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is one of the new universities in Ghana granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board. It was established by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on 23 November 2003 and inaugurated on 27 March 2004 by the president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor.


The university has three campuses at Abetifi-Kwahu and Akropong-Akwapim in the Eastern Region and Agogo in the Ashanti Region. Each of these campuses has its own set of faculties and other facilities.
Abetifi-Kwahu campus
Faculty of Business Administration

* Department of Accounting and Finance
* Department of Finance and Banking
* Department of Human Resource Management
* Department of Management
* Department of Marketing
* Department of Banking

Faculty of Engineering

* Department of Civil Engineering
* Department of Computer Engineering
* Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
* Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

Faculty of Information and Communications Technology

* Department of Information and Communication Science
* Department of Information and Communication Technology

Faculty of Science

* Department of Chemistry
* Department of Mathematics
* Department of Physics

Agogo campus
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

* Department of Agriculture Economics
* Department of Agricultural Production Technology
* Department of Animal Science
* Department of Crop Science
* Department of Horticulture

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

* Department of Child Health
* Department of Community Health
* Department of Medicine
* Department of Nursing
* Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
* Department of Pharmacy
* Department of Public Health
* Department of Surgery

Faculty of Science

* Department of Biology
* Department of Chemistry
* Department of Mathematics
* Department of Physics
* Department of Optometry

Akropong campus
Faculty of Art and Culture

* Department of Cultural Studies
* Department of Design and General Art Studies
* Department of Industrial Art
* Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry
* Department of Painting and Sculpture

Faculty of Development Studies

* Department of Architecture
* Department of Building Technology
* Department of Development Planning
* Department of Environmental Studies
* Department of Human Resource Development
* Department of Labour Studies
* Department of Tourism and Hotel Management

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

* Department of Economics
* Department of Geography
* Department of Land Management
* Department of Languages
* Department of Modern Governance
* Department of Religion and Mission Studies


The university is in the process of negotiations for affiliation with the University of Ghana.[6

*, Ashanti-Akim Agogo, Abetifi-Kwahu

* Wisconsin International University College, Accra (NB - Also affiliated to the University of Cape Coast Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology Affiliatied Institutions

The Wisconsin International University College is one of the new private universities in Ghana. It is located at Agbogba Junction near Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It was established in January 2000 and is accredited by the National Accreditation Board.


The university has three teaching departments.Each of the departments run undergraduate courses and some postgraduate as well.
Department of Adult Education

* M. A. Adult Education
* M. A. Adult Education and Business Management

Department of Business Administration

* B. A. Business Studies
* MBA Business Administration

Department of Information Technology

* B. A. Computer Science and Management
* B. Sc. Management and Computer Studies


* Wisconsin International University Homepage
* University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
* University of Ghana
* Chartered Institute of Managers (CIM), Ghana

* Osei Tutu II Institute for Advanced ICT Studies, Kumasi

* Radford University College

* Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra (also affiliated to the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands)

The Regent University College Of Science and Technology is a private university located at Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It was established in September 2003. It is one of the new universities in Ghana and was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board.The university has a facebook group, administered by Bro. Asempa. The student body is divided into five societies, with Ubuntu Society being the most vibrant.


The university has had three schools.
School of Arts and Social Sciences

This offers four undergraduate degree programmes:

* BSc (Hons) Accounting and Information Systems
* BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance with French
* BSc (Hons) Economics with Computing
* BSc (Hons) Management with Computing
* BBA (Hons) E-commerce Major
* BSc(Hons) Human Development and Psychology

School of Informatics and Engineering

Three undergraduate and one postgraduate course are run in this school.

* BSc (Hons) Computing with Education
* BSc (Hons) Computer Science
* BSc (Hons) Information Systems Sciences
* BEng (Hons)Applied and System Engineering-

with options in Electronics, Telecommunication and Instrumentation Engineering.

* MEng Electrical Engineering
+ Dean: Dr. Stanley Moffat.

Regent Divinity School

This school runs a variety of courses.

The university is affiliated to five other universities.

* Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
* Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada Homepage
* Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
* Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences, Deggendorf, Germany Homepage
* Wheelock College, Boston, USAHomepage

* Technical University College, Tamale (also affiliated to the University of Ghana)[6

] * Spiritan University College,


Ejisu University of Cape Coast Affiliatied Institutions

* Ashesi University College, Labone, Accra

Ashesi University is a private, secular, liberal arts college located in Labone, a suburb of Accra, Ghana, that opened in March 2002, founded by Patrick Awuah, a graduate of Swarthmore College and Haas School of Business. Ashesi’s mission is to train a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial business leaders in Africa and to nurture excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Ashesi, which means “beginning” in the Akan language is a new beginning for higher education in Ghana. Housed in a campus that is equipped with state-of-the-art computers and the latest teaching materials, Ashesi University is at the forefront of a move towards a new pedagogy in African higher education. The university is accredited by the Ghanaian National Accreditation Board and features a four-year bachelors program grounded in a liberal arts core curriculum, offering degrees in Business Administration, Management Information Systems and Computer Science. With an academic program designed in collaboration with 24 professors from Swarthmore College, University of California, Berkeley and University of Washington, Ashesi offers an educational experience unlike anything else available in West Africa today.

Ashesi was founded by Patrick G. Awuah Jr., a Ghanaian who has spent over 15 years living and working in the United States. Awuah left Ghana in 1985 to attend Swarthmore College on a full scholarship, after which he worked for Microsoft Corporation as an engineer and a program manager for eight years. Experiencing firsthand the dramatic impact that education can have on one's life, Awuah embarked on a mission in 1997 to provide greater educational opportunities in Ghana. He enrolled at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, both to evaluate the feasibility of his goal and to gain a broader range of managerial skills with which to found and manage a university.
Feasibility Study

During the summer of 1998, a team of four MBA students from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business traveled to Ghana to conduct extensive market research and evaluate the feasibility of establishing a new university. With the explicit goal of gathering statistically significant data to provide a strong foundation for business decisions, the team administered over 3,300 surveys to students and parents; conducted interviews and focus groups with parents, teachers and business leaders; and gathered secondary information from local and international sources. The result was a comprehensive feasibility study analyzing the Ghanaian tertiary education landscape by addressing both the demand and supply sides of the question of feasibility.
Expansion Plans and Future Campus

In the fall of 2009, Ashesi University broke ground on the construction of its new future campus located in Berekuso, outside Accra. The first phase of the new campus will include a complete library, three computer labs, administrative and faculty offices, two classroom buildings and dormitories. A global community of donors, primarily from the US and Africa, have contributed $3.3 million so far for the campus construction.
See also

* List of universities in Ghana


* Central University College, Mataheko, Accra

The Central University College was founded by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in Ghana. It started off as a pastoral training institute in 1988. It was then known as the Central Bible College by June 1991. It later became the Central Christian College in 1993 and eventually became the Central University College in 1997. Among the stated aims of the university is to provide an "integrated and biblically-based tertiary education with particular reference to the needs of the African continent". It is currently the biggest private university in Ghana.


1988 - Birth of Central Bible College

1993 - Became Christian University College

1997- Changed name to Central University College (CUC)

Central University College (CUC) is the first privately owned University colleges in Ghana. Owned by the International Central Gospel Church, its founder and Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil has within the last two decades, emerged as a leading voice in African Christianity advocating for a proper synthesis of Christian religious expression and the translation of spirituality into practical everyday action. The Idea of CUC was birthed in 1988.

CUC started as a short-term pastoral training institute mainly for pastors of ICGC. It became a Christian University College in 1993 expanding its programs over the years to include the academic study of Christian Theology, Business Administration, Economics, Computer Science and a select number of modern languages including French. Most of its current programs are offered up to the graduate level and has seen the establishment of the schools of architecture and pharmacy in the 2008/2009 academic year. In 1998, the University College was accredited by the (NAB). A Ghanaian newspaper feature on CUC that appeared in The Spectator of Saturday October 16 2007 described CUC as “a University college in a class of its own”. The Valley View University of the Seventh Day Adventist Church was established before CUC but the latter was the first private University to run a weekend school that affords workers the flexibility of combining work and study in their desire to improve their education.

Ten (10) years down the line, CUC’s development has been phenomenal with the construction of a permanent campus in Miotso, near Dahwenya. On October 26, 2007 CUC relocated a greater part of its campus from the heart of Accra, the capital to Miotso a community near Dawhenya in the Greater Accra Region.

The University’s first Registrar Mr. Johnson Kanda was the first employee of the University who drafted and put together almost all the documentation needed for the University he served a period of 10yrs between 1998 and 2008.

The University’s chancellor Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil is the Head Pastor of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) The University’s current President V. P. Y. Gadzekpo, FGA has been president since 15th September 2004 till present he took over from Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi who was the principal of Central Christian College, Ghana. His distinguished pioneering efforts at the then Central Christian College led to the establishment of Central University College, Ghana, where he served as its first President/Vice Chancellor from November 1998 until July 2003.


The University has five schools
School of Theology and Missions

The oldest of the schools, it was started in 1988 as a pastoral training institute thus predating the university.

* Department of Biblical and Theological Studies
* Department of Historical Theology
* Department of Practical Theology

School of Business Management and Administration

This school was established in 1997.

* Department of Accounting and Finance
* Department of Management
* Department of Social Studies
* Centre for Information Technology
* Centre for Modern Languages

School of Applied Sciences

This is located on the Dawhenya campus.

* Department of Architecture
* Department of Civil Engineering
* Department of Natural Sciences
* Department of Nursing Studies and Practice
* Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
* Department of Physician Assistantship Studies

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

This is the newest of the schools. It is located on the Dawhenya campus. It was established in October 2006)

* Department of Communication Studies
* Department of Environment and Development Studies

Graduate School of Business

* Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration programme with a duration of 18 calendar months. Designed to provide an intensive quality post-graduate education in business and management within a supportive collaborative environment. An intensive foreign language training programme (French and Chinese) as well as a Personal Professional Development Programme of study is taught.


The University occupies the following campus locations
Miotso (permanent campus)

This comprises an expanding number of structures on the 248-acre plot of land. It houses the new ‘face’ of CUC. Miotso is 58.2km away from Central Accra. This permanent campus accommodates the School of Business Management and Administration (SBMA) and the School of Applied Sciences (SAS). Also the administration section of the University College is also located here.
Mataheko Campus

The Mataheko campus is located in the heart of Accra near Kaneshie. The University has four (4) campuses located within the Mataheko area for lecture halls and administrative offices. These campuses serve also the School of Business Management and Administration and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Dansoman Campus

The School of Theology and Missions is housed here.
Christ Temple & National Insurance Commission – Graduate School Campuses

These campuses house the Graduate School of Business which runs the Master of Business Administration programme with duration of eighteen calendar months. Designed to provide an intensive quality post-graduate education in business and management within a supportive collaborative environment.

* University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
* Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, USA
* Association of African Universities


Central University College is a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU))

Students Union

Central University College’s Student Representative Council operates mainly from the Mataheko campus. The various class representatives serve as contacts on the various campuses.

List of chancellors

* Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil (1997-present)

List of Vice Chancellors/Presidents

* Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi - 1998 to 2003

List of presidents

* Prof. V.P. Y. Gadzekpo FGA 2004- Present

List of registrars

* Mr. Johnson Kanda (1998-2008)
* Mr. J. F. Odartey Blankson (2009-Present)

* Entrepreneurship Training Institute

* Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Ho

* Ghana Baptist University College

The Ghana Baptist University College is the newest university college to be established in Ghana. It is located at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Its establishment in November 2006 was announced by the Ghana Baptist Convention. The university has been granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board. Certification by the University of Cape Coast is under negotiation.


The university has been formed partly from the Ghana Baptist Seminary at Abuakwa. This institution is already affiliated to the University of Ghana through its Department for the Study of Religions.

The university has two campuses. They are:

* City Campus - Amakom, a suburb of Kumasi
* Abuakwa campus - Abuakwa in the Atwima Mponua district.
* The Ghana Baptist Seminary at Abuakwa is part of the new university.

Other campuses are to be opened in other regions of the country in the near future.

The university college has four programmes.

* Bachelor of Theology
* B.Sc Business Administration
* Diploma in Church Music
* Diploma in Theology

* Abuakwa, Kumasi

* Kings University College, Aplaku Hills, Accra

* Maranatha University College, Sowutuom, Accra

* Meridian (Insaaniyya) University College

* Weija, Accra

* Garden City University College, Kumasi (affiliation under negotiation)

The Garden City University College is one of the private universities in Ghana. It is located at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. It was established in 2001. as the College of Information Technology and Management Systems. The College was converted into the Garden City University College in 2004. It has been granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board.


The university has three schools at present and a further two are planned. The current schools are:
School of Business Administration

The programmes run in this school are:

* B.Sc. Accounting and Management Information Systems
* Bachelor of Business Administration
* B.Sc. Economics with Statistics
* B.Sc. Finance and Entrepreneurship Development

School of Information and Communication Technology

There are two courses offered in this school.

* B.Sc. Computer Science
* Diploma in Computer Science (Network Management and Security)

School of Health Sciences

To run courses in Nursing, Health Education and Physical Therapy

o B.Sc. Nursing is being introduced.

Planned Schools

The university plans to add two more schools. They are:

* School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - degree programs in Chemistry,Physics, Biological Systems.
* Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering for courses in Electrical, Computer, Systems and Software Engineering


Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology

* Pan African Christian University College (affiliation under negotiation)

University of Education, Winneba Affiliated institutions

* Advanced Business College, Accra

* Jayee University College, Accra

* University College of Management Studies, Accra and Kumasi Karunya Institute of Technology & Science, India Affiliated Institutions

* All Nations University College, Koforidua

The All Nations University was founded by Rev. Dr. Samuel Donkor in Ghana. It began with 37 students in October 2002 and expanded to over 500 students in January 2005. It became an accredited university in Ghana in October 2005. The university is affiliated to the Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

* Ghana Christian University College

* under negotiation Australian Institute of Business Administration Affiliated Institutions

* Zenith University College

*, La, Accra. China Europe International Business School Affiliated Institutions

* China Europe International Business School,

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS; simplified Chinese: ????????; traditional Chinese: ????????) is an international business school located in Shanghai, China. CEIBS is the only independent business school in Mainland China, a unique situation that prompted the Chinese government to designate CEIBS' property as a "Special Education Zone". The school was established in 1994 as a joint venture between the European Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, in Beijing. It was then moved to Shanghai, where it spent its first years in Shanghai Jiaotong University's Minhang campus. IESE Business School in Barcelona has supported its development. Today CEIBS has its own facilities in Shanghai's Pudong district, a small yet complex design by architect I. M. Pei and Beijing Campus. In this project, I.M. Pei combined classical monastic proportions of European heritage with Chinese elements.

View of the water fountains and sidewalks between the library (L) and dormitories (R)

In its short history, CEIBS has become one of the top MBA programmes in China (besides Tsinghua University, HKUST and CUHK) and it is placed 22nd in the world, according to the Financial Times (2010 edition). In 2009, CEIBS has become the first Chinese business school to (temporarily) make the worldwide top 10. Its EMBA programme, ranked 26th worldwide by the same publication, is the largest in the world topping 700 students in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen. Its joint venture partners are Shanghai Municipal Government, and the European Union.

In May 2009 CEIBS has started a MBA program in Ghana for the first time.
Sponsoring Entities

Unlike most major business schools, CEIBS finances itself mostly from stipends.[citation needed] It also receives some funding from the European Union and the municipal government of Shanghai.

Accra University of Wales Affiliated Institutions

* Ghana Christian University College,Dodowa Others - affiliation unclear * African University College of Communications, Accra

* Anglican University College of Technology, Accra

* The Bible College of Ghana, Akuapem

* Catholic Institute of Business and Technology

* Data Link University College, Tema

* Don McBrain University, Aburi

* Ghana Telecom University College, Tesano, Accra

Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) is a fully accredited university founded in 2005 by Ghana Telecom, the national telecommunications company. Vodafone, a British telecom company, acquired GT in 2008, and the university college is expected to become an independent institution in late 2009.

The university was established to provide first degrees (bachelor's degrees) and graduate programs, particularly in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies. It also offers certificate programs, with courses that provide credit for the bachelor's degree, and a wide assortment of professional development seminars and workshops.

A School of Business opened in January 2009. First degrees in business include Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. A Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Technology is also offered.

In addition, the first group of graduates recently received master of science degrees from the Technical University of Denmark. The programme was offered at the GTUC campus in Accra via broadband telecommunications .

Programmes are under development with several other strategic educational partners, including: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana; AFRALTI, Kenya; The Open University, United Kingdom; DePaul University, USA; Aalborg University, Denmark; St. Mary College of Maryland, USA; Antioch University, USA; University of California, Santa Babara, California; Information Communication Technology(ICU), South Korea; University of Hertfordshire , United Kingdom; Wildau Institute of Technology, Germany

Since its first class of 350 students matriculated in Fall 2006, GTUC has increased its enrollment to about 1,500 students, with 2,000 expected in Fall 2009. GTUC's main campus is located in the Tesano section of Accra, Republic of Ghana. A second campus has been opened in nearby Abeka, a nearby Accra suburb.

University Council

Ghana Telecom University College is guided by a University Council whose members are:

* Dr. Benjamin Aggrey Ntim, Minister of Communication of the Republic of Ghana, Chairman
* Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana
* Professor F.K.A. Allotey, Professor in Mathematical Physics
* Mr. Edmund Annan, marketing consultant, KCBC, Accra
* Professor Christine Kissiedu, Former Head of Library and Information Sciences, University of Ghana
* Mrs. Margaret Mwanakatwe, Managing Director, Barclays Bank
* Professor Knud Erik Skouby, Director, Technological University of Denmark-Center for Information and Communication Technologies


GTUC's President is Dr. Osei Darkwa (, who was educated in Ghana and Norway and earned his Ph.D. at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Dr. Darkwa taught for 11 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago, before returning to Ghana to work on the development of strategies and plans for expanding education for ICTs, which figure prominently in Ghana's future in the global economy.

GTUC's web site is Its postal mail address is PMB Tesano-Accra, Ghana. Phone number, 021-226766.

GTUC has an office of external affairs in the U.S. Its director is Dr. Steve Eskow (; 805-692-6998).

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