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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
Universities (IAU)

Association of Commonwealth
Universities (ACU)

Association of African Universities (AAU) League of World Universities Norwegian Universities' Committee for
Development Research and Education

Council for International Educational
Exchange (CIEE)

International Student Exchange
Programmes (ISEP)

Commonwealth Universities Student
Exchange Consortium (CUSAC)

Principal Officers

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.


University Council
Academic Board

Other Offices:

Prof . E. Kweku Osam (Academic & Student Affairs)

Prof. John Owusu Gyapong (Research, Innovation & Development)

Mr. J. M. Budu


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