Welcome by Head of Department

The Department of Political Science is one of the oldest departments in the School of Social Sciences. Established in 1962, the department has emerged as a center of instruction for undergraduate and graduate students in Public Administration and Policy, International Relations and Comparative Politics. The department seeks to achieve excellence levels of distinction in teaching and research by transmitting knowledge and understanding that are needed to transform the Ghanaian society and in the service of the world. Indeed, the department is distinctive among the others in its commitment to undergraduate and graduate training. Hence, it is the largest in the College of Humanities. It has one of the efficient administrative set ups to meet student’s needs. Its academic staff is motivated to deliver quality teaching and carry out research in several areas of national importance including elections, local government administration, foreign policy, public policy design, implementation and evaluation, democratization, civil-military relations and the public bureaucracy, among others. The students are encouraged to have a voice in departmental decision-making through the Political Science Students’ Association (POSSA) – the most vibrant students’ association on campus – a body that fills every public lecture the University has organized including the School of Social Science Colloquia, Aggrey Frazer Guggisberg Memorial and Professorial Inaugural Lectures.


Head of Department

Seidu Mahama Alidu (PhD)

Email: smalidu@ug.edu.gh