About: OUR VISION To be recognized as the leading practical business school in Africa which develops, educates and trains business leaders and professionals throughout their careers. OUR MISSION To develop innovative business and professional leaders who have habits of the mind – at once flexible and insightful, informed by experience and yet oriented towards innovation – and thus capable of advancing areas of organizational practice to achieve measurable results.
About: he OD Institute is Africa’s premier tertiary institution solely devoted to training Organisation Development (OD) Practitioners and Change Managers. It is a rigorous practical and research oriented institution offering the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)and Master of Arts (MA) programmes in Organisation Development. The OD Institute was established after a decade of institutional partnership between the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana and the Organisation Capacity Improvement Consultants (OCIC) International, United Kingdom, in running the programme at the Masters and Graduate Diploma levels between 2003 and 2014. The OCIC has transformed to become the OD Institute which is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast and the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC) and accredited by the National Accreditation Board,Ghana,to run courses in Organisation Development at the graduate level. The PGD and MA programmes in OD offered at the OD Institute are well informed by the current trends and changes in the global economy and the need for Africa to harness its Institutional growth and leadership potential in the global economy. Participatory and Experiential Action Learning coupled with high level of professionalism are integral components of Africa’s premier transformative tertiary education offered through the OD Institute.
About: THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast on the recommendation of the Asquith Commission, on Higher Education in the then British colonies. The Asquith Commission, which was set up in 1943 to investigate Higher Education, recommended among other things, the setting up of University Colleges in association with the University of London. This was followed up by a number of separate Commissions in different regions. The West Africa Commission was under the Chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot. The Elliot Commission published a majority report which recommended the establishment of two University Colleges in the Gold Coast (Ghana) and Nigeria, and a minority report which held that only one University College for the whole of British West Africa was feasible. The British Government at first accepted the minority report of the Elliot Commission and decided that a University College for the whole of British West Africa should be established at Ibadan in Nigeria. But the people of the Gold Coast could not accept this recommendation. Led by the scholar and politician, the late Dr. J.B. Danquah, they urged the Gold Coast Government to inform the British Government that the Gold Coast could support a University College. The British Government accordingly reviewed its decision and agreed to the establishment of the University College of the Gold Coast. The University College of the Gold Coast was founded by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing for and promoting university education, learning and research. Its first Principal was the late Mr. David Mowbray Balme. Mr. Balme was far-sighted, courageous and dedicated to the promotion of scholarship. By his vision, industry and single-mindedness of purpose, he built a college and laid the foundations for a sound University which is now a source of pride. In his ten years of Principalship, he created an institution whose key-note was orderly living with dignity in a community of scholars. One of the recommendations of the Asquith Commission was that the British Government should set up an Inter-Universities Council to advise on all matters relating to Higher Education in the new British Colonies. The Inter-Universities Council served the new University College of the Gold Coast in an advisory capacity, but it approved all academic appointments. This arrangement helped the College to maintain the high academic standards associated with the Universities in Britain. Also, it enabled the College to seek support of the Council in obtaining funds from the United Kingdom Government sources. From its inception, the University College of the Gold Coast was admitted to the Scheme of Special Relationship extended by the University of London to certain English and overseas University Colleges. Under this scheme, the University College was allowed to teach for the external degree examinations of London University. It also allowed the College to modify the London syllabuses to suit local conditions and to take part in the setting and marking of examinations. But London University gave final approval to courses and examinations since the degrees given were those of the University of London. For thirteen years, therefore, the University College looked up to two separate institutions in Great Britain: to the Inter-Universities Council for guidance on its broad policy, and to the University of London for approval and control of details of degree regulations. The University College benefitted greatly from this arrangement which certainly helped to maintain its high academic standards. In the 1960-61 academic year, the College Council made a request to the Government of Ghana for legislation to constitute the University College into a University with the power to award its own degrees. The Government appointed an International Commission to examine the problem. On the recommendations of that Commission, the University of Ghana was set up by an Act of Parliament on October 1, 1961 (Act 79). The then President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, became the first Chancellor of the University, with Nana Kobina Nketsia IV, BLitt DPhil (Oxon), Omanhene of Essikado, as the (Interim) Vice Chancellor.The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. As a University poised to distinguish itself in the area of research to make an impact at the national and international level, the University has launched a new Strategic Plan. http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan This new strategic plan (2014-2024) is intended to consolidate the gains made from the review of the University’s mission and practices and situate these within the context of a very dynamic environment of higher education in Ghana and beyond. Our Vision To become a world class research-intensive University over the next decade. Our Mission We will create an enabling environment that makes University of Ghana increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning.
About: Ensign College of Public Health is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian institution. It is sponsored by Bob and Lynette Gay and other sponsors, who also have a desire to raise the standard of health in the communities of Africa. Ensign College of Public Health admits students of any race, colour, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, nor in employment.
About: The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) is the Premier University of the Volta Region of Ghana spearheaded by the E.P. Church. It seeks to bring university education to the doorstep of the people of the Volta Region, Ghana and the world. We are accredited National Accreditation Board and affiliated with University of Cape Coast-Ghana.VISION To be a Centre of Excellence in Advanced Education MISSION The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) is a Christian private tertiary Institution, committed to teaching, advancement of knowledge, research and community service for the development of human potential in Ghana, Africa and the wider world. OUR CORE VALUES Truth, Honesty, Justice, Hard work, Discipline and Togetherness MOTTO The motto of the University is: “Knowledge is Light”.
About: Knutsford is a private, government-accredited liberal, science and technologically focused University College, established and incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Ghana. Its primary objective is to educate and develop talents to meet the needs of society. Accordingly, it provides unique and excellent university education of the 21st century and beyond, defined in scholarship, professionalism and integrity, to all qualified Ghanaians, Africans and students of the global community.
About: History Medical education in Ghana started in 1962 with the establishment of the University of Ghana Medical School. To meet the growing demand for doctors by the Ghanaian population, the School of Medical Sciences in KNUST was set up in 1975 to train doctors and other health professionals. This was followed by the establishment of the University for Development Studies (UDS) School of Health Sciences in 2006 to train doctors with a focus on helping to solve the developmental problems in the North of Ghana. In 2009, the University of Cape Coast also set up a medical school with the aim of supplementing the medical education currently provided. Plans are also underway at the University of Health and Allied Sciences, in the Volta Region, to set up a medical school to train doctors for the nation. However, all of these schools currently graduate only about 400 doctors a year that means that many very qualified Ghanaian candidates are turned away. The Accra College of Medicine seeks to begin to plug this hole by admitting 60 of such students each year. Vision:TO BECOME A LEADER IN MEDICAL EDUCATION IN GHANA AND AFRICA.
About: The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) was established in September, 1992 as a University College under PNDC Law 322. On 14th May, 2004 the University of Education Act, Act 672 was enacted to upgrade the status of the University College of Education of Winneba to the status of a full University. The University College of Education of Winneba brought together seven diploma awarding colleges located in different towns under one umbrella institution. These Colleges were the Advanced Teacher Training College, the Specialist Training College and the National Academy of Music, all at Winneba; the School of Ghana Languages, Ajumako; the College of Special Education, Akwapim-Mampong; the Advanced Technical Training College, Kumasi; and the St. Andrews Agricultural Training College, Mampong-Ashanti. The three sites in Winneba now referred to as the Winneba campus is the seat of the Vice-Chancellor with satellite campuses at Kumasi, Mampong and Ajumako.
About: In our quest for excellence in ensuring quality education and training, Accra Technical University has equipped many of students in the past decades with practical skills needed for the job market. The University, has specialized in providing practical industrial training, learning and research to equip its students with the best knowledge and skills meant to meet the competitive demands of the industrial job market. Accra Technical University, in its pursuit to enrich our national economy with skillful manpower in various sectors has awarded HND and diploma certificates in various programmes offered in the University. Accra Technical University, in recent times, has introduced degree programmes to meet the increasing demand for higher education. The institution also gives its students the benefit of studying in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Situated in the heart of Accra, students have easy access to various landmarks and modern edifices in the capital. The institution also provides its students a feel of the everyday Ghanaian life, since Accra is the quintessence of Ghanaian society. Accra Technical University’s striking features that distinguish it from others are the beautiful packages which we provide our students. They include our newly built skyscrapers which brighten Accra’s skyline, a well built and spacious campus to meet both academic and social needs of our students, and the pursuit of curricular activities which we advise our students to engage in on campus. Among our success stories, we have in recent times won prizes for entrepreneurship in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition, Coca Cola African Foundation Entrepreneurship, and the Guaranty Trust Bank Business Ethics Awards, among others. The success of Accra Technical University as a practical oriented educational institution is attested to achievements of our students after they have studied with us. My staff and I are pleased to welcome you to Accra Technical University, where quality tertiary education and lasting campus experience is assured. Welcome.
About: Medicare College of Applied Sciences began in 1995 as Medicare Research Centre, a reputable laboratory that offered excellent services in clinical diagnosis. That same year the cenntre commenced the training of laboratory assistants for use within the laboratory. The efficiency with which these technicians performed their duty endeared them to the hearts of other clinics and laboratories in Kumasi. Soon after our first graduates passed out, other students enrolled to undertake apprenticeship at Medicare Research Centre. All our products are highly motivated because of the excellent practical tuition we have given over the years. Today, they are working in clinics and hospitals, both private and government owned, around the country, with some managing hospital laboratories. In October 2010, it was decided to institutionalize our training program. For that reason, the Medicare College of Applied Sciences was formed to offer diploma in Laboratory Practice and Management. We believe that though useful, theoretical education has limited benefits, as graduates are usually not well prepared for work in clinical laboratories and industry due to their limited practical knowledge. Often, such graduates would have to receive on the job training in order to be productive. That is expensive to employers, and explains why many graduates are unemployed today. Medicare College of Applied Sciences is, today, pursuing an alternative approach to graduate unemployment. The policy is to lay more emphasis on practical training for students in their chosen fields of endeavor. This conviction has prompted the establishment of well-equipped laboratories for the training of our precious students. Furthermore, our students are trained to do research in areas relevant to their training, and to be independent and assertive graduates. For these reasons we expect them to come out highly qualified, motivated, and ready to work as career technicians.
About: Fountainhead Christian College (FCC), Tema, is an initiative of Rev. Faithful Biney and Rev. (Mrs.) Mary Biney who have spearheaded the training of the youth in leadership programmes since 1985. They are also the founders of the Fountainhead Christian School, a modern Basic School complex located in Sakumono.