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Profile of the University

(1) College:

College of Health Sciences

College of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences

(2) Faculties:

Arts, Social Studies, Law, Science, Business School, Medicine,
Dentistry, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Engineering Sciences

(i) Faculty of Arts

Department of Classics, Department of Linguistics, Department of English, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Philosophy, Department for the Study of Religions

(ii) Faculty of Social Studies

Department of Archaeology, Department of Economics, Department of Geography & Resource Development, Department of History, Department of Information Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Department of Social Work

(iii) Faculty of Science

Department of Biochemistry, Department of Botany, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Geology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, Department of Physics, Department of Statistics, Department of Zoology

Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Engineering, 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 - Legon

(iv) Medical School (Faculty)

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.





Department of Accounting, Department of Finance, Department of Health Services Administration, Department of Management and Organisation, Department of Marketing, Department of Operations Management & Information Systems, Department of Public Administration



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

(3) Institutes/Schools

Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, Institute of African Studies, Institute of Adult Education, 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):
Department of Theatre Arts
Department of Music
Department of Dance Studies
Abibigromma Theatre Company

(4) Centres:

Centre for Social Policy Analysis, Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
Legon Centre for International Affairs, International Centre for African Music and Dance
Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Centre for Biotechnology Research
Centre for African Wetlands, Language Centre


Total Bachelors 54
Diplomas/Certificates 24
Graduate 25


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

There are currently a number of institutes/colleges locally which hold affiliation with the University of Ghana for the purpose of enrolment, teaching and award of degrees and diplomas of the University. These affiliations cover non-degree, Bachelor’s degree and post-graduate degree programmes. Institutes/Colleges which presently hold affiliation status with the University are as follows:

1. St. Peters Seminary (Cape Coast)- Diploma/Bachelor of Arts
2. St. Paul Seminary (Sowutoum)- Bachelor of Arts
3. St. Victor’s Seminary (Tamale)- Diploma/Bachelor of Arts
4. Trinity Theological Seminary (Legon) - Diploma/Bachelor of Arts
5. Christian Service Seminary (Kumasi)- Diploma
6. Ghana Baptist Seminary (Kumasi) - Diploma
7. National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) - Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television)
8. Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ)- Bachelor of Arts
(Journalism & Public Relations)
9. Regional Maritime Academy - Diploma/Post-Graduate Diploma
(Shipping & Port Management)
10. Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College- Masters Degree
11. Ghana Institute of Languages- Bachelor of Arts (Translation)
12. Ghana Institute of Management and
Public Administration
- Masters Degree in Development (MDM)
13. Islamic University College- Bachelor of Arts
14. Pentecost University College- Certificate/Diploma
15. Catholic University College Science
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of
16. Methodist University College
- Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration
17. University College of Wisconsin International
- Bachelor of Arts in Computer
Science and Management


Academic Affairs
Human Resource & Organisational Development
Internal Audit
Planning and Management Information System
Physical Development & Municipal Services
Public Affairs

With a current student population of about 28,482, the University of Ghana is not only the oldest but the largest of the five public Universities in Ghana.

Originally meant to be fully residential, less than half of the student population now have residential status. Although non-residence is encouraged, the absence of suitable accommodation in town and reliable transportation discourage attendance by otherwise qualified students. Efforts to persuade real estate developers to invest in hostels for use by students are receiving positive results. An Investment Committee set up since 1992 continues to seek other ways of diversifying sources of funding to assure additional facilities for sustaining increased enrolments.

The initial curricular emphasis was on the liberal arts from which trained personnel were produced to replace expatriate staff in senior positions in nearly all of the public service. There was also provision for vocational programmes to enable middle-level personnel already in employment to update their skills.

Under a national education reform programme currently under way, the emphasis now has shifted towards the diversification of the curricular to provide for more courses in science and technology, vocational and post-graduate training.

The University has since 1993 developed a strategic plan, now updated, to formulate strategies forimplementation in the first decade of the 21st Century. The University’s strategic plan has among other things identified areas where the University has special strengths which may be brought to wider attention and built up to maximum capacity.

Already, the University enjoys considerable national and international prestige from its very successful extra-mural study programmes dating from the inception of the University. Programmes in Distance Education aimed at reaching more adult and other non-typical learners feature prominently in the University’s plans for the immediate future.

In the long term, the University expects to become more comprehensive in its offerings including the extra-curricular. A sports complex to provide for the major disciplines of sports is currently under construction as an important component of a well-rounded education. The establishment of a Sports Directorate will allow the integration of sports into both the academic and recreational programmes of the University.





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