8 top universities in Ghana

By Michael Klugey
Universities in Ghana
Universities in Ghana

When it comes to the best Universities in West Africa, Ghana is not left out because we stood out as one of the most developing and stable countries in the educational level. 

There are several universities across the country, both private and public, but how do you identify the best universities in Ghana?

In case you wondering which university to enrol yourself to become a great person in the Ghanaian society, here are some option you may consider:


1. University of Ghana, Legon

The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948, for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.


2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi

The KNUST, has since January 2005, transformed from its previous centralized system of administration into significantly decentralized one called the 'Collegiate System'. Under this system, the various faculties have been condensed into six colleges. Since its inception, the university has been administered on the faculty-based system.


3. University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast

University of Cape Coast is among the list of the best 10 universities in Ghana. Also a public collegiate, it has notable alumni such as former Minister for Finance and Economic Planning for Ghana.


4. University of Education, Winneba

A training ground for the nation’s finest teachers, this top public university in Ghana is all the inspiration you need to fuel your passion to impact knowledge to our future leaders. Located in the serene environment and cool breeze from the sea,  the University of Education gives it the idyllic learning environment.

5. Ashesi University College, Berekuso, Eastern Region

Ashesi is a private liberal arts college located in Berekuso on the outskirts of Accra. Just as the name implies, ashesi is the beginning of the evolution of private tertiary institutions in Ghana. Founded by Patrick Awuah, he has indeed succeeded in creating a top university in Ghana.


6. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra

This public university is ranked as one of the best universities in Ghana. GIMPA has four campuses spread throughout the country. They have campuses in Accra, Tema, Takoradi and Kumasi.

7. University for Development Studies (UDS)

A public tertiary university located in Tamale in the Northern part of the country. It is ranked amongst the top 10 universities in Ghana because of its huge responsibility to provide skills, research and human resource towards the country’s growth.


8. Valley View University

A christian university, notable for their strict code of dressing, is affiliated to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. With over 40 programmes to boast of, this school makes it to the list of the best 10 universities in Ghana.


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