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University Governance

  • Legal Status:
  1. The University of Ghana was established by the University of Ghana Act, 1961 (Act 79) to replace the then University College of Ghana. The Act was amended in 2010 by the University of Ghana Act, 2010 (Act 806).
  2. The University is a body corporate with a legal personality and can sue and be sued in its own name.
  3. It is a public tertiary institution and currently receives funding from the Government of Ghana
  4. The University is a tax-exempt institution per the Internal Revenue Act, 2000 (Act 592) and also exempted from paying property rates imposed by the local government.

 

  • Governance:
  1. The University of Ghana is governed by the University Council consisting of eighteen (18) members. The duties of the Council include but are not limited to determining the strategic direction of the University, promoting means of generating income for the university and appointing professors to the University.
  2. The Vice Chancellor is the academic and administrative head and Chief Disciplinary Officer of the University.
  3. The Registrar is the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the day to day administration of the affairs of the University.

 

Rules & Regulations

Statutes of the University of Ghana is available for download in pdf format.

Basic Laws of the University of Ghana

(University of Ghana Act, 2010 Act 806 / Statutes of the University of Ghana)

Amendments to the Statutes of the University of Ghana

 

Other University Policies

 

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

The Office of the Legal Counsel services a number of Statutory Boards and Committees of the University. These include:

 

In Attendance

Business & Executive Committee

In Attendance

University of Ghana Academic Board

Member

Administrative, Directors & Deputy Directors

Member

Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee

Member

Prosecutor

PDMSD Committee

Appeals Board

In Attendance

Disciplinary Committee for Senior Members

In Attendance

Disciplinary Committee for Senior & Junior Staff

In Attendance

Disciplinary Committee for Junior Staff

Member

Procurement & Tender Committee

Member

GUSS Superannuation Management Committee

In Attendance

College Academic Board

In Attendance

College Finance & Development Committee

Member

Intellectual Property

Member

Agricultural Commercialization Implementation Team

Member

Member

Member

Independent Supply Implementation Team

Yiri Lodge Management Committee

Anti-bribery Anti-Corruption Committee