Ghana has 24 public universities, including the University of Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Cape Coast, the University College of Education, the University for Development Studies, the University of Mines and Technology, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, and the University of Energy and Natural Resources.
The University of Ghana, which opened in 1948, is the oldest public university in the country.
University education is the highest level of education, and Ghanaians can choose from 24 public universities to get their first degrees, master’s degrees, and Ph.D.s.
In this post, we’ll tell you a little bit about Ghana’s public universities, including those that were made possible by the new polytechnic act.
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List of Ghana’s public universities
1. University of Ghana
The University of Ghana is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious of Ghana’s thirteen national public universities. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast in the British colony of the Gold Coast. At first, it was an affiliated college of the University of London, which oversaw its academic programs and gave out degrees.
The university is in Legon, which is about 12 kilometers from the center of Accra, the country’s capital. The campus looks like a park. People from all over the world, especially the United States, come to this university to study because it has a good name.
2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a world-class academic center of excellence. It is at the forefront of West Africa’s efforts to improve its technology. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is the largest university in the Kumasi Metropolis and the Ashanti Region. It was Ghana’s first public institution of technology, and it is also the largest university in the country. It opened in 1952 and is the second public university in the country.
The university is the best place in Africa to learn about science and technology for development, and it turns out the best students.
3. The Cape Coast University
The University of Cape Coast is a public college that is in the historic town of Cape Coast. It offers a wide range of academic programs. The school is in a rare seaside area and sits on a hill with a wide view of the Atlantic Ocean. It runs on two campuses, called the Southern Campus and the Northern Campus. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, two of Ghana’s most important historical sites, are only a short drive from the university’s campus.
4. CK Tadem University of Applied Sciences and Technology
The government of Ghana set up the CK Tadem University for Technology and Applied Sciences in 2020. The university is in Navrongo, which is in Ghana’s Upper East.
5. University of Education, Winneba
Ghana’s most prestigious school for training teachers is the University of Education in Winneba. It was started so that professional teachers could be trained, and important research could be done that would help figure out where education and education policy should go in the future.
6. Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies
The Upper West Regional capital of Ghana, Wa, is home to the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies. This is a public university.
7. The Akenten Appiah Menkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development
The Akenten Appiah Menka University of Training Skills and Entrepreneur Development (AAMUSTED), which is sometimes just called AAMUSTED, is a public university in Ghana that opened in 2020 and offers many courses in business.
The city of Kumasi in Ghana is home to the Akenten Appiah Menka University of Training, Skills, and Entrepreneurship Development (AAMUSTED).
8. University of Developmental Studies
The Ghanaian government started the University for Development Studies, Tamale in 1992 to speed up the development of the country’s three northern regions. It is a university that is based on research and studies development.
9. University of Professional Studies
The University of Professional Studies, Accra, which was founded in 1992 and was first called the Institute of Professional Studies, is a state university in Ghana that offers many courses in the field of professional studies. The main campus is in Accra, which is the capital of Ghana.
10. University of Mines and Technology
The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) was founded in 1969 in the city of Tarkwa, which is in Ghana’s Western Region. The University of Malta is a public university in the country.