Universities in Africa

University of Ghana (Legon)

The University College of the Gold Coast was founded by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing for and promoting university education, learning and research. The University is the oldest and largest of the Ghanaian public universities. It was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees. In the 1960-61 academic year, the College Council made a request to the Government of Ghana for legislation to constitute the University College into a University with the power to award its own degrees. The Government appointed an International Commission to examine the problem. On the recommendations of that Commission, the University of Ghana was set up by an Act of Parliament on October 1, 1961 (Act 79).

With a current student population of about 29754 (representing male/female ratio of about 2:1) the University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the six public Universities in Ghana. The University of Ghana is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU). 

Faculties:

ARTS: Classics, English, Language Centre, Linguistics, Modern Languages (Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, Swahili), Mathematics, Philosophy, Study of Religions and The School of Performing Arts (with Departments of Dance Studies, Music and Theatre Arts). 
LAW: Law (non-departmentalized). 
SCIENCE: Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Fisheries and Oceanography, Geology, Mathematics, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Science, Psychology, Physics, Statistics and Zoology. 
SOCIAL STUDIES: Archaeology, Economics, Geography and Resource Development, History, Information Studies, Mathematics, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. 
BUSINESS SCHOOL: Accounting, Public Administration & Health Service Management, Marketing & Consumer Management, Banking & Finance, Organization & Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems. 
ENGINEERING SCIENCES: Agricultural, Biomedical, Food Process, Materials Science and Engineering (Ceramics Option) and Computer Engineering.
 
Research Institutes:
INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES
INSTITUTE OF ADULT EDUCATION
INSTITUTE OF STATISTICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NOGUCHI MEMORIAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION STUDIES
 
Centres of Research/Learning:
REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR ARCHIVISTS
LANGUAGE CENTRE
CENTRE FOR TROPICAL CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS
LEGON CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (LECIA)
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE
CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES AND ADVOCACY
CENTRE FOR MIGRATION STUDIES AND RESEARCH

University Info

Address:
Main Campus: University of Ghana P. O. Box LG 25 Legon.
Country:
Email:
pad@ug.edu.gh
Phone:
+233-302-500381
University Homepage: