Universities Ghana

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Accra Polytechnic  
Accra Polytechnic which is located at Barnes Road in the central business district of Accra is hinged between the Novotel Hotel to the west, and the Lebanon House to the East. To the south of the Polytechnic is the Assembly Press of the Ghana Publishing Company Ltd. and to the north is the Accra Workers’ College. The premier polytechnic in Ghana was established in 1949 as a technical school and in 1957, commissioned as Accra Technical Institute. In 1963, the institute was declared Accra Polytechnic by the order of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. During the period under review, the Polytechnic offered the following technician and craft courses: Mechanical Engineering Technician Part I and II, Motor Vehicle Technician Part I and II, Refrigeration Technician Part I, Electrical Engineering Part I and II etc. U

Ashesi University  
Ashesi University is a coeducational institution whose mission is to educate African leaders of exceptional integrity and professional ability. By raising the bar for higher education in Ghana we aim to make a significant contribution towards a renaissance in Africa. The university, which began instruction in March 2002 with a pioneer class of 30 students, has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana. Ashesi is the first university in Ghana to adopt the Liberal Arts method of education. The university is an independent, private, not-for-profit institution.

Central University College  
Central University College (CUC) is a non-profit making educational initiative of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC),to provide Christian-based education tertiary for the expansion of God's Kingdom. Central University College is an educational initiative of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), It has its origins in a short-term pastoral training institute, which was started in 1988 by ICGC. It was later incorporated in June 1991 under the name Central Bible College. The name was later changed to Central Christian College in 1993. The College later upgraded its programmes to the baccalaureate level. In line with our national aspirations, the College expanded its programme to include an integrated and practice-oriented business school (the School of Business Management and Administration). To reflect its new status as a liberal arts university, the name was changed to Central University College in 1997.The University is committed to the fulfillment of the great commission of Our Lord Jesus Christ in its multifaceted dimensions. a. It aims at providing an integrated and biblically-based tertiary education with particular reference to the needs of the African continent, to enable men and women to serve in a variety of supportive and leadership roles in the Church and society, and through the training and extension programmes, research and advisory services, to help equip the church to effectively serve the society in which it exists. b. Our emphasis is on producing devout, well-grounded leaders, executives, analysts and entrepreneurs who will meet the challenges of our time and serve as positive influence in our society.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology  
The University of Science and Technology succeeded the Kumasi College of Technology which was established by a Government Ordinance on 6th October, 1961. It, however, opened officially on 22nd 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. 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. A Pharmacy Department was established in January, 1953, with the transfer of the former School of Pharmacy from Korle-Bu 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. 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.

Prempeh College  
Prempeh College, the Asante Royal Boarding School for Boys of all ethnic backgrounds is the Kings College of Ghana. Founded in 1949 by Asantehene Sir Osei Agyemang Prempeh II, it is located in a surburb of Kumasi (the Ashanti Regional capital) called Sofoline. The mission of Prempeh College is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a college. The College in 1949. Prempeh is now the academic home of more than 1600 young men, of whom approximately 80% are boarders. The park-like campus and the beautiful architecural masterpieces, which rivals God's-created Eden, where old blends with new in timeless tranquility, form a background for a vibrant, forward- looking community of fiercely proud boys, a commited, caring staff and a dynamic supportive parent body (PTA) and Old Boy's Association (AMANFOO). The Prempeh Experience is refinement, tradition and excellence. This is accomplished by meeting the educational and personal needs of our pupils and by giving them the opportunities, skills and motivation to succeed. The enormous success of many Prempeh Boys since 1949 bears testimony to the value of the Prempeh Experience.

Regent University College  
The vision for the establishment of Regent University College of Science and Technology was conceived after Professor Larbi left Central University College in 2003, where he had functioned as its founding President. Three months after this, he prayerfully considered various options and in the final analysis, became abundantly convinced that God was leading him to take bold steps toward the establishment of a cutting-edge ICT-driven institution that will advance Information Communication Technology at the tertiary level in Ghana. The necessary documentation began in earnest. The name Regent was born. The college was subsequently registered in September 2003. All accreditation requirements with the National Accreditation Board were satisfied. With the assistance of a close associate, the tentative programmes of the College were developed. Staff recruitment drive was initiated. Other modalities were put in motion and exactly a year after, the University College was ready to take off. Regent University College was born! Ghana’s premier ICT-driven tertiary University College. To God be the glory! It is indeed true that in every adversity there is an equal opportunity for success. God’s providence will always lead us to where he wants us to be.

University of Education,Winneba  
On 14th May, 2004 the University of Education Act, Act 2004 was enacted to upgrade the status of the University College of Education of Winneba to the status of a full University and to provide for related matters. The University of Education, Winneba was established in September, 1992 as a University College under PNDC Law 322 but the first batch of 481 students were enrolled in November 1992. UEW brought together seven diploma awarding colleges located in different towns under one umbrella institution viz the Advanced Teacher Training College, the Specialist Training College and the National Academy of Music, all at Winneba; the School of Ghana Languages, Ajumako; College of Special Education, Akwapim-Mampong; the Advanced Technical Training College, Kumasi; and the St. Andrews Agricultural Training College, Mampong-Ashanti. The Winneba campus is the seat of the Vice-Chancellor with satellite campuses at Kumasi and Mampong. The total staffing position is 1,446 while the student population is 18,323. Mission The University shall serve as a centre of excellence which will inculcate in its products the requisite academic ability and professional competencies, and imbue them with humanistic values for teaching at the pre-tertiary level, conduct research, disseminate relevant knowledge and skills, and influence educational policy. Vision The University shall become a pre-eminent teacher education university in Ghana, one of the best in Africa, and a higher institution of learning, recognized world-wide.

University of Ghana  
Welcome to the University of Ghana, the premier university of Ghana and one of the most prestigious universities in Africa. The University is well-recognised as a centre of excellence all over the world. Established more than 50 years ago the University has trained more than 40,000 graduates who are at the helm of affairs in Ghana and many parts of the world. Guided by a mission of developing world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination, the University of Ghana is promoting development in all spheres of life. With 2 colleges, 11 faculties, 4 schools, 5 institutes, 64 departments, 8 centres, and 3 agricultural research stations, the University of Ghana provides 78 undergraduate and 25 graduate programmes in various fields in the arts, social science, business, physical and biological sciences, medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences, agriculture, engineering sciences and law. Special programmes are offered in Performing Arts, African Studies and International Affairs. Sixteen tertiary institutions in Ghana are affiliated to the University under a tutelage arrangement. The University has link-agreements with several universities in Africa, Europe and North America for student exchange, faculty and staff exchange, collaborative research and exchange of materials, documents and equipment. The University of Ghana has a faculty numbering 720 with degrees from universities around the world. The total student population in the 2003/2004 academic year was 23,602 with 20,947 on the Legon campus, 841 on the Korle-Bu campus and 1,814 on the Accra City campus. There are also 12 Workers’ Colleges throughout Ghana which offer continuing education to a large cross-section of people. I now invite you to go through the pages of the website of the University of Ghana to get a better insight into the premier university of Ghana.

Valley View University  
Thanks for choosing Valley View University. We are extremely happy that you decided to join the hundreds of other young people from other nations who are currently enrolled at Valley View University. We believe you made the right choice. Ours is a growing community of people from diverse backgrounds. We believe this provides us tremendous opportunities for learning about and interacting with people from other cultures. Our serene campus atmosphere is conducive for learning and personal reflection. It is designed to provide you opportunities for the harmonious development of your mental, spiritual, social and physical powers. I encourage you, therefore, to make use of our facilities and opportunities in acquiring knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will make you a useful member of society.