List Of Public Universities in Ghana

By | May 15, 2023
Public Universities in Ghana

Public Universities in Ghana is are institutions of higher education that is primarily funded and operated by the government of Ghana. Public universities are typically established and supported by state or national governments, and their primary mission is to provide affordable and accessible education to the public.

List Of Public Universities in Ghana

Below is the list of public Universities in Ghana. They are:

University of Professional Studies

The University of Professional Studies, Accra formerly known as Institute of Professional Studies, is a public university in Ghana. The main campus is located in Accra. UPSA is the first university in Ghana to provide both academic and business professional education.

Location: Greater Accra Region, Legon

University of Mines and Technology

The University of Mines and Technology is a public university located at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana.

Location: Western Region, Tarkwa

University of Health and Allied Science

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) a public university located at Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana. UHAS is one of Ghana’s newest public universities is UHAS. Its operations commenced in September 2012 with the admission of the first cohort of 154 students.

Location: Volta Region, Ho

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University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is a public university located in Accra, Ghana. It the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian national public universities in the Country. The university was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast in the British colony of the Gold Coast.

Location: Greater Accra Region, Legon

University of Environment and Sustainable Development

University of Environment and Sustainable Development is a newly established University at Trom-Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region Ghana. To ensure fair “access for all” in Ghana, the institution was created by the Ghanaian government through the Ministry of Education.

Location: Eastern Region, Somanya

University of Energy and Natural Resources

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 830, 2011 on December 31, 2011. The University is a public funded national institution which seeks to provide leadership and management of energy and natural resources and be a centre of excellence in these critical areas.

The university approaches its programs and research with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and consideration of fields including economics, law and policy, management, science, technology, and engineering, as well as social and political issues influencing energy and natural resources.

Location: Brong-Ahafo Region, Sunyani

University of Education

The University of Education, Winneba is a university in Winneba, Central Region of Ghana.  It was founded in 1992 as a result of a legislative decree and has ties to the University of Cape Coast. Its primary objective is to prepare teachers for Ghana’s educational system.

Location: Central Region, Winneba

University of Cape Coast

The University of Cape Coast was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon.

The University of Cape Coast Act, 1971 [Act 390] and later the University of Cape Coast Law, 1992 [PNDC Law 278] were acts of Parliament that gave the College the status of a full and independent university on October 1, 1971, with the authority to grant its own degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Location: Central Region, Cape Coast

University for Development Studies

The University for Development Studies, Tamale was established in 1992 by the government of Ghana with a view to accelerating the development of the then 3 Northern Regions of Ghana.

Location: Northern Region, Tamale and Nyankpala

S.D. Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies

Location: Upper West Region, Wa

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The University of Science and Technology succeeded the Kumasi College of Technology which was established by a Government Ordinance on 6th October, 1951. It was however, opened officially on 22nd January, 1952 with 200 Teacher Training students transferred from Achimota, to form the nucleus of the new College.

Location: Ashanti Region, Kumasi

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) is a public co-educational university spread over four campuses (Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Takoradi) and made up of six schools, ten research centers located at Greenhill in Accra, Ghana.

Location: Greater Accra Region, Achimota

Ghana Communication Technology University

Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) is a technology-oriented institution of higher learning, committed to providing an educational experience of the highest quality. Established in November 2005, GCTU was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) on March 30, 2006, and officially inaugurated on August 15, 2006, gaining full public University status on 13th August 2020.

Location: Greater Accra Region, Tesano

C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences

Location: Upper East Region, Navrongo

Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development

The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) is Ghana’s foremost Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Entrepreneurship Teacher Education Institution. AAMUSTED is home to top-notch professionals who handle our expertly crafted TVET programmes and others including Languages and Business.

Location: Ashanti Region, Kumasi

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