Message From the Dean




I heartily welcome all freshers to the beautiful and interesting campus of the University of Ghana.  This University is among the topmost universities in both Africa and the world.  As such, you should feel privileged to be a part of this noble academic institution.  The university is a principal agent for development in Ghana, Africa and the world through our teaching, research, innovation and outreach programmes.  Our faculty, staff, and alumni have become synonymous with progress; influencing social, economic, political and technological innovation.


Campus life is an integral part of the University of Ghana educational experience.  It is enriched by the diversity of students and faculty across the globe, engaging academic and practical activities, recreation and socialization, vibrant student governance and creative networking. 


Endeavour not to let the activities of few deviant students attract you.  While enjoying the many learning opportunities for personal capacity development during your study period, you as a student has a role to be responsible in your actions in order to positively uplift the image of University of Ghana wherever you are and always. 


My office provides a proactive and responsive representation to the University about ways of enhancing the quality of students’ life.  Any issue that concerns you as a student concerns my office and we pledge to work with you through them during your studies at University of Ghana.  To this end, my office also maintains cordial relations among the various student groups and the student body as a whole, so that all students will obtain optimum benefit from their university experience.  We do this through support, provision of resources, advocacy, innovative programmes and needed referrals for students and all stakeholders.  In sum, the office of the Dean of Student Affairs seeks to empower students to be global citizens and to enhance the overall student experience in serene and safe campuses of the University. 


On this note, I entreat you all to enjoy your University life to the fullest and always know that if there is any attitude that inhibits progress, the defeatist attitude will be chief.  You demonstrate the defeatist attitude when you say that something is impossible before starting or that some things are too big for you to achieve.  Remember the University’s motto: ‘Integri Procedamus’ which means ‘progress with integrity’.  Let this motto guide you to lead a principled life that can result only in an improvement in your life goals and achievements.  I also encourage you to put on a positive attitude throughout your stay on campus and challenge yourself to succeed and see how great you become!


You will enjoy your study period at University of Ghana much better if you read and obey the rules and regulations spelt out in the students’ handbook for junior members and basic laws of the University.  Avail yourself to the many student support services provided by the University in your Departments, Halls, and across the campuses.  The doors of your hall authorities, Heads of departments, Deans, and that of my office are open to you to help address any challenges you may encounter.


Go on study hard, make friends, engage in some sports, and other diverse extra curriculum activities to help discover yourself and build your personal qualities.  I wish you good success in your studies at University of Ghana.


Prof. Godfred A. Bokpin

Dean of Student Affairs

University of Ghana, Legon.