What Is The First University In Ghana? When Was It Established

What Is The First University In Ghana? When Was It Established
September 26
21:34 2018

Want to know the first and foremost university in Ghana and when it was established. University of Ghana has being one of oldest university in country. The University Of Ghana is the first university in Ghana, established in August 11, 1994.


When Was University Of Ghana Established? Things You Need To Know

THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA was established in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission, on Higher Education in the then British colonies. The Asquith Commission, which was set up in 1943 to investigate Higher Education, recommended among other things, the setting up of University Colleges in association with the University of London. This was followed up by a number of separate Commissions in different regions. The West Africa Commission was under the Chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot.

The University of Ghana is run on a collegiate system and comprises the following colleges:

  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Humanities

The student population of University of Ghana is about thirty-seven thousand nine hundred and forty (37,940) representing a male to female ratio of about 1.4:1, the University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the eight public universities in Ghana.

35 Notable University Of Ghana Alumni

  1. Anas Aremeyaw Anas – investigative journalist with Insight TWI: The World Investigates, CEO of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, Executive Director of The Crusading Guide
  2. Patrick Kwateng Acheampong – Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service (2005–09)
  3. George Kingsley Acquah – Chief Justice of Ghana (2003–07).
  4. Peter Ala Adjetey – former speaker of the Parliament of Ghana (2001–05).
  5. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan – Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana
  6. Mabel Agyemang née Banful (also Yamoa) – Appeal Court judge for the Commonwealth Secretariat, served in the judiciaries of the governments of Ghana, The Gambia and Swaziland.
  7. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – President of Ghana (2017 to present)
  8. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur – Vice President of the Republic of Ghana 2012–17
  9. K. Y. Amoako – former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.
  10. Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah – Apostle General of the Royalhouse Chapel International
  11. Joyce Rosalind Aryee – Minister of Education (1985–1987), Member of the National Defence Council (1993-2001), received Second Highest State Award, the Companion of the Order of the Volta in 2006.
  12. John Evans Atta Mills – former Law professor and Vice-President of Ghana (1997–2001), President of Ghana (2009–12).
  13. Kofi Awoonor – Ghanaian poet and author whose work combined the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization
  14. George Ayittey – economist, author, and president of the Free Africa Foundation, professor at American University, associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
  15. Elizabeth-Irene Baitie – award-winning writer of young adult fiction
  16. Kwesi Botchwey – former law lecturer and finance minister of Ghana (1982–95).
  17. Mohamed Ibn Chambas – Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States.
  18. Phyllis Christian – lawyer, CEO of ShawbellConsulting
  19. Kwesi Dickson – former President of Methodist Church Ghana.
  20. Florence Dolphyne – first female Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
  21. Kwabena Dufuor –former Finance Minister and former Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
  22. Komla Dumor – television news presenter for the BBC World, presenting BBC World News and Africa Business Report. 2003 winner of Journalist of the Year award given by the Ghana Journalist Association.
  23. Charles Odamtten Easmon – first Ghanaian surgeon and first Dean of University of Ghana Medical School.
  24. Nana Effah-Apenteng – the Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations between May 2000 and 2007.
  25. Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen – Chief Justice of Nigeria (2017- present)
  26. Akin Euba – Nigerian composer, musicologist and pianist, Andrew Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh.
  27. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng – cardiothoracic surgeon and former Chief Executive officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, first black African to perform heart transplant and established the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (2017–present)
  28. Ken Kanda – diplomat, the Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations.
  29. Akua Kuenyehia – Vice-President, International Criminal Court (2003–Date)
  30. John Dramani Mahama – Vice-President of Ghana (2009–12) and President of Ghana (2012–17)
  31. Vicki Miles-LaGrange (born 1953) – Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, first African-American woman to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the first African-American female elected to the Oklahoma Senate.
  32. Tawiah Modibo Ocran – Judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2004–08).
  33. David Ofori-Adjei – elected to the Council of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology of the International Union of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology in 2000.
  34. Aaron Mike Oquaye – former Minister of Communication (2005–09) and Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya (2005 to present), Speaker of Parliament (2017–present)
  35. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes – Speaker of Parliament of Ghana (7 January 2005 – 6 January 2009).
  36. Elizabeth Frances Sey (1927–1991) first female graduate of the University College of the Gold Coast and pioneering woman educator. A residence hall on the campus is named in her honour.[18]
  37. Tsatsu Tsikata – former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and Law lecturer at the University of Ghana.
  38. Georgina Theodora Wood – first female Chief Justice of Ghana (since 2007).[19]
  39. Grace Bediako – former head of Ghana Statistical Service


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