Principal's Welcome Address

It is with much enthusiasm and great pleasure that I warmly welcome all students to the Accra City Campus of the University of Ghana, the country’s premier university and one of Africa’s most reputable universities.  In welcoming you, I wish to bring to your attention, the relevance, vision and mission of this growing and highly esteemed academic unit of the University of Ghana.

Located at the heart of the national capital and precisely at Adabraka and opposite the Ministry of Information, the Accra City Campus was established as an academic unit in the 1963/1964 season, under the defunct Accra Worker’s College. Formerly called the External Degree Centre, its responsibility was to offer, on part-time basis, courses that were available to only full-time students of the premier University.

With approval of the University of Ghana Council, the Accra City Campus was established in 2003 and inaugurated in February 2004, to replace the External Degree Centre. It is a non-residential and fee-paying facility. Since 2006, the Campus has contributed greatly to satisfying the ever-increasing national demand to expand admission opportunities to absorb a large number of qualified Senior High School graduates into universities in Ghana. At present, the Campus focuses on undergraduate training and education and enrolls students to pursue first degree programmes in Arts, Business Administration, Social Sciences and lately Education. Its academic programmes are run with teaching faculty from the main campus of the University of Ghana.

Our Campus is established and well-resourced and therefore a preferred academic facility to most mature and the working population that are seeking to pursue various academic degrees at the University of Ghana. In recent years, with the progressive improvement in the academic environment and flexibility of the teaching time-table of the campus, there has been an upsurge in intake of regular full-time students. Students’ population stands at about 7,000, a number inclusive of both local and foreign students from the West African sub-region.

The Accra City Campus shares the vision and mission of becoming progressively a world-class institution of higher learning by 2024 as succinctly encapsulated in the new strategic plan of the University of Ghana. Accordingly, the Campus in recent years embraced several reforms alongside enormous improvements in academic facilities and infrastructure. These have culminated in relevant and visible changes in the conduct of its business and relationship with its different publics, particularly students. As you settle in for academic work, you will soon discover the experience of modern academic facilities and an ICT-friendly environment right at the heart of Accra. Also available is a campus-wide Wifi-network connectivity, smart lecture halls, a fully-equipped library and e-resources repository. Others include linked online resources and sister libraries; providing the congenial atmosphere for productive academic work. In addition, are an ultra-modern ICT Centre with open access laboratories, fully automated ICT training laboratories supported by friendly and competent staff that provides useful assistance to students, to enhance their learning experiences.

The Accra City Campus is very safe with 24/7 security systems in place. Both academic and administrative staff are friendly and poised to deliver quality service and to assist you to make your studentship at the Campus a worthwhile experience. Your unalloyed cooperation with leadership of the Campus will in no doubt be needed to push ahead the vision of a world-class institution of higher teaching and learning and produce graduates of repute both locally and internationally. Once again, you are most welcome!

Prof. E. M. Attua - Principal