5 Facts about the University of Ghana

University of Ghana

University of GhanaI was privileged to spent over 5 years of my existence in Ghana and even though I would have loved to, I did not get the opportunity to study at the University of Ghana. The University of Ghana, Legon, is the oldest (founded 1948) and largest university in Ghana. I a previous post, I took a comparative look at the top 5 university websites in Ghana. In this post, I want to share a few facts about this reputable university.

  • The University of Ghana was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, up until 1961 when it gained its full university status.
  • The University of Ghana has a medical school, which is the best health care facility in Ghana: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, which was founded in 1923 hosts the National Cardiothoracic Centre, the National Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Radiotherapy Centre, all unique in Ghana.
  • There are 20 different institutions in Ghana affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon.
  • Prof. John Atta Mills, current president of the Republic of Ghana, is an alumni of the University of Ghana, as is Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his political opponent  for the Ghana 2012 presidential elections.
  • Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006 (9 years), was appointed Chancellor of the University of Ghana on 30 July 2008.

If you consider studying at the University of Ghana, go for it. It is a choice you will not regret. Over 35 000 students cannot be wrong. The 2012-2013 applications for admission are currently in progress at the University of Ghana and the deadlines for undergraduates and postgraduates are June 30 th and March 31 st respectively.

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