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Universities In Ghana – The Preferred Destinations For The Prospective Foreign Students

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The State Universities in Ghana are amongst the most well managed and sought after institutions not only in the West Africa sub region but also on the whole continent of Africa. The universities in Ghana are members of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and their degrees are comparable and recognised not only in the Commonwealth of nations but also throughout the world. Some of the products of our universities are today leading researchers, medical consultants, nuclear physicist and international civil servants.

Ghana being the first country south of the Sahara to gain political independence from Britain in 1957 has witnessed great strides in her educational development and advancement. There has been significant investment in expanding the number of places available to all who seek education at our publicly funded universities. On our various campuses are students from all over the world studying various courses in Medicine, Law, Business, Administration/Management, Mining, Mechanical, Electronic, Computer/ICT engineering, Pharmacy, Education, Sciences, Anthropology, Performing Arts, African studies to name but a few. These unique courses have special appeal to international students from USA, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Today our campuses are a melting pot of students from all races. The unique locations of our universities in Ghana gives the international student an insight into the rich culture of the country.

University of Ghana, Legon Click Here...
University of Ghana, located in the nation’s capital, Accra boast of historical sights such as:
  • The Colonial Law courts with its Victorian buildings
  • The Independent square where all major national events are held
  • The imposing National Theatre
  • The famous Makola market
  • Parliament square
  • The Kwame Nkrumah museum and circle
  • The magnificent Job 600 building soon to be the offices of our parliamentarians
  • The Tema motorway and the splendid super N1 highway.
  • The Osu Castle – The seat of the Government of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyClick Here...
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology,established by Ghana’s first President is located in Kumasi, the Garden city and cultural capital. The foreign student has the priviledge of visiting exciting sites such as:
  • Kumasi cultural centre
  • Manhyia palace, the magnificent citadel of Ashantehene, the Paramount chief of the Ashanti Kingdom
  • Kumasi National Sports stadium
  • Komfo Anokye Hospital and the legendary Komfo Anokye statute with the sword from the skies. It was through the magical powers of Komfo Anokye that united the once divided Ashanti kingdom.
  • The sprawling Asafo and central market and the Kumasi fort behind the Law courts.
University of Cape Coast , Cape CoastClick Here...
University of Cape Coast,with its unique location has a proud history and sites which every foreign student interested in the origin of the slave trade and its operations need to visit. Some of these historical places of interests include:
  • The splendid Cape Coast slave castle over looking the Atlantic ocean has a sad history of the slave trade and man’s inhuman treatment of his fellow man.
  • Elmina Castle and township where gold was first found.
  • The Kotokoraba and Abora markets
  • Kakum National Park which is a must for any student/visitor
  • The London Bridge and the fish landing bay beaches.
University for Development Studies, TamaleClick Here...
University for Development Studies,a multi-campus university located in the Northern part of Ghana has unique places of interests that must be explored by any visiting occasional or foreign student.
  • The Crocodile Pond at Paga where the visitor has the chance to interact, touch and even sit on a live crocodile without a care in the world.
  • The intricate Paga and Navro Pio’s palaces
  • The unique farming techniques and the delicious guinea fowl, a delicacy every visitor to the north must not fail to try.
  • The Bole game reserve and the multi campuses at Nyankpala, Navrongo and Wa.
  • The new sports stadium.
University of Education , WinnebaClick Here...
The University of Education, Winneba is the leading university in Ghana and sub West Africa region for producing qualified graduate teachers for our second cycle and tertiary schools. It is also a multi-campus institution with sites at Winneba, Kumasi, Mampong Ashanti and Ajumako.
  • It has beautiful white sand beaches and café for the visitor who wants some peace with the echoes of the Atlantic ocean.
  • An annual Live Deer Hunt Festival which is a joy to behold.
  • The historic fish market and the canoe fishing white sand beaches.
University of Mines and Technology, TarkwaClick Here...
The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwais the only mining university in Ghana and the whole of Africa. It is located in one of the gold belts of Ghana with fascinating sites for the foreign student who may be privileged to study in this university. Some of the interesting sites include the following:
  • The rich Tarkwa Gold mines
  • The famous table mountain for Helicopter landing for air freighting the produced gold bars to the port of Team for shipment.
  • The magnificent unique seven satellite townships that make up the Tarkwa township
  • The old commercial and busy township
  • The grand new well equipped Government hospital
  • The well designed 2000 seater student auditorium.

In conclusion the foreign student is spoilt for choice as to what to see and places to visit. There is indeed no bored or dull moment and you would enjoy every day of your study and stay in Ghana as you find your colleagues and Ghanaians in general to be warm and friendly people.

A place and country you would always love to come back to long after your studies are over.

Kind Regards,
Andy Lumor

Overseas Representative
Universities of Ghana Overseas Office
321 City Road
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