What Are Some Universities in Ghana?


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The University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the University of Cape Coast are universities in Ghana. These are three of the eight public universities located in Ghana as of 2015.

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The University of Ghana was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast and as an affiliate of the University of London. It achieved full university status in 1961 and is the oldest and largest university in Ghana. It has around 40,000 students, and its programs include liberal arts, science, agriculture and technology.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology was founded in 1951. It is the best science and technology institution in Ghana, according to GhanaWeb.com. It has almost 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in programs, including art, business and law.

The University of Cape Coast was founded in 1962 as a university college and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. It gained the status of an independent university with the ability to grant degrees, certificates and diplomas with the University of Cape Coast Act in 1971 and the University of Cape Coast Law in 1992. The university was originally established to train graduate professional teachers.

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