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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 Afri...

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.

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 & Fisheries

* 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 [9]

* 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 [6] * Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College – Masters Degree
* Ghana Baptist Seminary, Abuakwa-Kumasi – Diploma [6] * 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 [6] * Saint Victor’s Major Seminary, Tamale – Diploma/Bachelor of Arts Pontificia Università Urbaniana [6] * Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon – Diploma/Bachelor of Arts Presbyterian Church USA [6] * 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.
* Isaac Kissi – Soccer Player- Rochester Rhinos.

 University of Ghana
P O Box 25, Legon, Accra- Ghana
Vice Chancellor: Professor Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere
Tel. +233 21 501967
Registrar:  A T Konu
Tel.+233 21 500390
Fax:+233 21 502701
E-mail: Balme@ug.gn.apc.org
Website: http://www.ug.edu.gh

University of Ghana Overseas Office
321 City Road
Fax : 0171 837 5640

0. Balme Library
National Host                        Balme@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana                  Ckisiedu@ug.gn.apc.org
P. O. Box 24, Legon                  Barfi@ug.gn.apc.org
Tel: 233-21-302347                   Amfo@ug.gn.apc.org
Fax: 233-21-502701
SysOp: O. Barfi-Adomako

                         E-MAIL SERVICE

Systems Administrator
O. Barfi-Adomako
Balme Library
University of Ghana
P. O. Box 24, Legon, GHANA.
E-mail : Barfi@ug.gn.apc.org
Tel: 233-21-302347
Fax: 233-21-502701

1. Nutrition & Food Science Dept.       Sefad@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: Prof. Sefah-Dedeh
Tel: 233-21-500389
Fax: 233-21-500389

2. Data Processing Centre/Planning Unit   Jmbudu@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: J. M. Budu
Tel: 233-21-500385

3. Vice-Chancellor’s Office             Gbenneh@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.               Vc@ug.gn.apc.org
SysOP: K. Adu-Gyamfi
Tel: 233-21-501967
Fax: 233-21-502701

4. School of Communication Studies      Scs@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: Dr. Ansu-Kyeremeh
Tel: 233-21-500693

5. Population Impact Project             PIP@ug.gn.apc.org
Dept. of Geography & Resource
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: Prof. John Nabila
Tel: 233-21-500796

6. Faculty of Science                   Deansci@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: Dean of Science
Tel: 233-21-500305

7. University College of Education      UCEW@ug.gn.apc.org
Principal’s Office, Winneba
SysOP: Divine Partey
Tel: 233-43-22361

8. NAMA, Inst. of African Studies       NAMA@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: Dr. A. K. Awedoba
Tel: 233-21-500512

12. Registrar’s Office                  Registrar@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Asst. Registrar
Tel: 233-21-
Fax: 233-21-502701

15. University for Development          UDS@ug.gn.apc.org
Studies, Tamale.
SysOP:Registrar’s Secretary
Tel: 233-71-22078

17. University for Development Studies        UDS@ug.gn.apc.org
Registrar’s Office
SysOP:Asst. Registrar
Tel: 233-71-22078

19. Legon Hill                          Mdakubu@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Prof. M. E. Dakubu
Tel: 233-21-302845

22. Institute of Adult Education        Iae.ad@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Asst. Registrar
Tel: 233-21-500430

23. Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Office        PVC@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Asst. Registrar
Tel: 233-21-500769

Dr. Baffour Agyeman Duah           Bagyeman@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Dr. Baffour Agyeman Duah
Tel: 233-21-501025
Fax: 233-21-502701

28. School Of Administration           Soa@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Ms. Vida Okyere
Tel: 233-21-500024
Fax: 233-21-500024

29. Finance Office                   FOUG@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Ann . Registrar
Tel: 233-21-
Fax: 233-21-502701

30. AAU Higher Education Project      Djamgbah@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Prof. Djamgbah
Tel: 233-21-501404
Fax: 233-21-502701

32. International Centre for         Icamd@ug.gn.apc.org
Africa Music & Dance
School of Performing Arts
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Maxwell Addo
Tel: 233-21-501392
Fax: 233-21-501392

39. Prof. S.K.A Danso                 Danso@ug.gn.apc.org
Dept. of Crop Science
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Prof. S.K.A Danso
Tel: 233-21-301190
Fax: 233-21-301190

41. Faculty of Law                   Lawfac@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:E. M. Darkey
Tel: 233-21-500304

42. Mercy K. Haizel                  Mkhaizel@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Ms. M. K. Haizel
Tel: 233-21-302326

43. Dept. of Economics               Economics@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Head of Department
Tel: 233-21-501485
Fax: 233-21-501486

44. Centre for Economic Policy Analysis  Cepa@ug.gn.apc.org
Analysis,  Accra.
University of Ghana, Legon.
Tel: 233-21-778035
Fax: 233-21-773670

47. J. E. Hagan                      Kojohagan@ug.gn.apc.org
GIMPA, Greenhill
P. O. Box 50, Achimota, Accra
SysOP:J. E. Hagan
Tel: 233-21-401129
Fax: 233-21-407681

48. Prof. Kofi Anyidoho              Kanyidoho@ug.gn.apc.org
School of Performing Arts
P. O. Box 201
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Prof. Kofi Anyidoho
Tel: 233-21-402222

Edlin Setse                       Edlin_Setse@ug.gn.apc.org
Institute of Adult Education
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Edlin Setse
Tel: 233-21-302602
Fax: 233-21-501882

University Bookshop               Unibks@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:The Manager
Tel: 233-21-500398
Fax: 233-21-500398

55. Dr. Ramatu Al-Hassan              Ramatu@ug.gn.apc.org
Agricultural Economics Dept.
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Dr. Ramatu Al-Hassan
Tel: 233-21-501488
Fax: 233-21-501489

59. Graduate Centre                    Dgs@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:Kwame Dartey
Tel: 233-21-
Fax: 233-21-

61. Institute of African Studies
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP: The Director’s Secretary
Tel: 233-21-500512
Fax: 233-21-500512

62. Prof. K. E. Agovi                  Agovi@ug.gn.apc.org
Institute of African Studies
University of Ghana, Legon.
Sysop: Prof. K. E. Agovi
Tel: 233-21-500512
Fax: 233-21-500512

63. University Relations Office         Relations@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:The Secretary
Tel: 233-21-500793
Fax: 233-21-502701

64. Academic Affairs Office              Academic@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:The Secretary
Tel: 233-21-501790
Fax: 233-21-502701

65. Alumni Office                        Alumni@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:The Secretary
Tel: 233-21-
Fax: 233-21-502701

66. Faculty of Law                       Lawfac@ug.gn.apc.org
University of Ghana, Legon.
SysOP:The Secretary
Tel: 233-21-501304
Fax: 233-21-502701