“The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian national public universities.
It was founded in 1948,in the British colony of the Gold Coast, as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London,which supervised its academic programs and awarded degrees. After independence in 1957, the college was renamed the University College of Ghana.
It changed its name again to the University of Ghana in 1961, when it gained full university status.”
“Ghana currently has 545,000 tertiary students, out of which about 110,000 graduate annually, with only an estimated 10% securing jobs every year after NSS (excluding NABCO interns).
The student population is over 38,000 made up of students enrolled on our regular programmes, sandwich programmes, and distance education as well as students from affiliate institutions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, in an address delivered on her behalf by Provosts of the four Colleges, provided the following enrolment statistics: for the 2021/2022 academic year, the University enrolled 16,387 undergraduate students, of which 48% are female and 52% are male.
Here’s a breakdown of the undergraduate enrollment per Colleges:
College of Health Sciences – 652
College of Humanities – 8,645
College of Basic and Applied Science – 2,355
College of Education – 3,368
Also the University of Ghana, Legon campus covers an area of 99.3 hectares of land. Its Botanical Gardens alone cover an area of approximately 25 hectares.