Past Chancellors of the University

Until the year 1998, the Head of State acted as Chancellor of the University of Ghana.  Thus, from 1961 when the University of Ghana was established by an Act of Parliament, the first Head of State of independent Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah became the first Chancellor of the University of Ghana.  The following have held the position of Chancellor of the University: 

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah  1961-1965
General Joseph Arthur Ankrah 1966-1968
General Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa  1969
Justice Edward Akufo-Addo  1970-1971
General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong  1972-1979
Dr. Hilla Limann  1979-1981
Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings 1982-1991
Oyeeman Wereko Ampem II 1998-2005
Kofi Annan2008-2018