1948 - Founded as University College of the Gold Coast affiliated to the University of London
1957 - Became University College of Ghana on attainment of political independence in 1957
1961 - Became an autonomous University by an Act of Parliament to award own degrees.
The Arms of the University
Blue shield with three “Aya” standing upright in top half and
“Dweninmentoaso” in middle of bottom half all embossed in gold.
Motto: “Integri Procedamus” on gold banner.
To develop world-class human resources and capabilities, to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, research and knowledge dissemination.
Academic Year: August to May
Language of Instruction: English
Institutional Linkages : Over 200 worldwide
International Association of
Association of Commonwealth
Association of African Universities (AAU) League of World Universities Norwegian Universities' Committee for
Development Research and Education
Council for International Educational
International Student Exchange
Commonwealth Universities Student
Exchange Consortium (CUSAC)
The Chancellor serves as the Head of the University and by virtue of his/her office is a member of the University Council and Convocation.
The Chairman of Council acts in the absence of the Chancellor and presides at the meetings of the University Council.
As the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-Chancellor is responsible for providing the strategic direction of the University and for driving the growth and development of the University as defined b y Council.
Prof . E. Kweku Osam (Academic & Student Affairs)
Prof. John Owusu Gyapong (Research, Innovation & Development)
Mr. J. M. Budu