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Overview of the University

With a current student population of about 29,754 (representing male/female ratio of about 3:2) the University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the six public Universities in Ghana. Breakdown in terms of programmes are as follows: Post-Graduate students- 1,816; Bachelors' Degrees- 26,154; Sub-Degrees- 1,784. International students currently enrolled in the University are also 1142. Senior Members engaged in research and teaching number 865. Senior Administrative and Professional staff also number 128. The University is made up of Colleges, Faculties, Schools, Research Institutes, Departments, Centres and Affiliated Institutions.


Our Mission is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. The admissions of students to programmes at the University of Ghana is therefore one of the very concrete ways to ensure that this mission is achieved.

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