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UG Department Of English.

UG Department Of English.

UG Department Of English.

The University of Ghana is one of Ghana’s leading Universities and it is located at Legon, a few kilometres away from the centre of Accra.

According to https://www.usnews.com, University of Ghana ranked 916th in Best Global Universities.

According to https://www.ug.edu.gh, The 2022 AD Scientific Index, which has more focus on the biophysical sciences, places the University of Ghana as first in Ghana, 15th out of the 2,049 universities in Africa, and at 1,704 out of 14,284 universities surveyed globally.

The University of Ghana is also known as the Most Beautiful University in Ghana.

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The University of Ghana Department of English was established as one of the pioneer departments of the Arts Faculty in 1948. 

At its inception, the Department taught courses that were patterned after similar departments in the UK. However, from the 1960s, the dominant theme of the Department of English has been the need to make its courses reflect the requirements of the nation, Ghana.

The Department’s Syllabus for English Studies for the Bachelor of Arts degree gives students the opportunity to offer a variety of courses that the Department believes will prepare them to meet some of the demands or challenges of the job market.

Business and Expository Writing and Children’s Literature are some of the new specialisations which the department offers. The African Literature courses are also very attractive to both local and foreign students. 

The courses have actually revived interest in the graduate programmes on which student enrollment is increasing significantly with a bias towards research in Ghanaian Literature or Comparative Studies in African and other Literatures.

In the 2009/2010 academic year, the Department of English implemented its revised syllabus for English studies. This revision was intended to:

  1. Offer courses that meet the educational, economic, social, and political challenges of the country;
  1. Offer programmes which students find rewarding as they pursue future career objectives;
  1. Give students the requisite language/literary skills to make them effective in their job situation.

UG Department Of English Objectives and Vision.


The Department of English aspires, through constantly updated language and literary courses and research, to serve the changing needs of times.


To develop and deliver teaching, learning and research programmes that equip students with the requisite language and literary knowledge and skills that will make them effective in their job situations, and to advance the general understanding of what it means to be human.

UG Department Of English Contact Details.

Postal Address:

Department of English

University of Ghana


P. O. Box LG 129

Legon, Accra



+233 20 280 8736 / +233 54 182 5797


Head of Department Office – 6163

General Office – 6227.

email: english@ug.edu.gh


For further information and clarification, you can check their official website at www.ug.edu.gh.

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