UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH AND ALLIED SCIENCE
About: AIMS To provide higher education in the Health Sciences through teaching and research for persons suitably qualified and capable of benefitting from such education. To disseminate knowledge and the results of research and their applications to the needs and aspirations of the people of Ghana. To provide clinical and other skills services to contribute positively to improving the health status and overall quality of life, and foster partnerships with outside persons and bodies. VISION UHAS seeks to be a pre-eminent health research educational institution dedicated to community service. We shall realise this vision by taking innovative approaches to research, teaching and engagement with society, informed by a culture of scholarship, academic and service excellence. MISSION UHAS will provide quality education, advance knowledge through scholarship and research that improves health and quality of life. VALUES & ETHOS UHAS sets high standards of behaviour, promoting traditional values which underpin life-long learning and achievement. We believe that academic success flourishes within an ethos of clear expectations. We aim to foster the desire to learn and a love of learning which will continue into adult life. We will prepare our students as global citizens of a changing world, and equip them with the resources to interpret and deal with change. Our values and ethos are enshrined in four beliefs that underpin our behaviour and how we conduct ourselves and our business as the pre-eminent health research and educational institution: Excellence Integrity Innovations Service and Care UHAS approach is traditional in many ways, offering a proven quality education with a vision for the future. We are a school of opportunity, diversity and success, enabling students to achieve high standards within a caring community. We aim for students to develop socially as well as academically, be confident about themselves, motivated by a strong sense of personal worth and show consideration for others.
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.
TAKORADI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
About: The Takoradi Technical University was established in September, 2016, as a result of the government’s policy to convert Takoradi Polytechnic, among five other Polytechnics, to the status of Technical University. In effect, since April 1954, Takoradi Technical University (formerly Takoradi Polytechnic) has existed as a Government Technical Institute under the Ghana Education Service of the Ministry of Education. During that period, the institute offered programmes mainly at the Craft and Technician Certificate levels in commercial and technical subjects, awarding Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and City and Guilds of London, United Kingdom. However, in 1990, the Ghana Education Service took over the awards of the above-mentioned certificates. As part of the Ghana Educational Reforms which began in the 1980s, the Takoradi Technical Institute and five other similar institutions were upgraded by the Polytechnic Act 321 (PNDC Law 1993) to become part of the Ghana Tertiary Education System. The Polytechnics, per the law, began to offer Higher National Diploma (HND) programmers in the 1993/1994 academic year. These reforms mandated the polytechnics to compliment the role of the Universities to increase access to tertiary education for the training of middle and higher-level manpower. A Bill proposed by the Ministry of Education and considered by Cabinet of Government in 2014 was passed by Parliament as an Act in August 2016 with the assent of the President, converting some polytechnics into technical universities as full-fledged technical universities. In view of that, the Takoradi Polytechnic Council adopted the name “Takoradi Technical University” which has been duly registered with the Registrar General’s Department of Ghana. Currently, Takoradi Technical University has three (3) campuses: Effia Kuma (Takoradi), Butumagyebu (Sekondi) and Akatakyi (Agona-Nkwanta). The Akatakyi Campus is the largest of the three, with an acreage of 152.3
CHRISTIAN SERVICE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: he college began as a merger of two visions in January 1974. A group of Ghanaian Christians had a vision of an interdenominational, evangelical institution of a high academic standard, which would train men and women for all types of Christian Ministry. The second group comprised expatriate missionaries who had a vision of an institution to train workers from the well-established church in southern Ghana for a thrust into northern Ghana and neighboring countries where the church was small. Evangelical Christianity in Ghana in the late 1960s and 1970s was characterized, among other things, by intimate interaction and collaboration and blurring of denominational, mission and group distinctions. The Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC), which was one of the missionary groups in the second group of missionaries, had acquired property in Kumasi on which they had built four dwelling houses and a radio studio with plans to construct a large building to serve as the beginning of a training college. Soon the two visions merged. In October 1974, the first residential classes started with four students and the college went from strength to strength and has now become an evangelical Christian university college.
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
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.
FAMILY HEALTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
About: The Family Health Institute started in a garage at 51 Guggisberg Street, Korle Bu, Korle Gonno, Mamprobi in 1997 as a diagnostic centre. It was later moved to Zoti road in a rented premises and now to its permanent location at Teshie, directly opposite the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre. It is strategically located and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a cool breeze especially in the evening. Family Health Complex now comprises a Hospital, Nursing and Midwifery School and the newly established modern Medical School which has just started with admissions still in progress. The Family Health Medical School is the Premiere Private Medical School in Ghana with modern facilities and spacious laboratories and lecture halls.
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
About: Our Strategic Mandate The Act establishing the University defines its mandate, which essentially is to provide higher education, undertake research, disseminate knowledge and foster relationships with the outside persons and bodies. The strategic mandate of the University is derived from Science and Technology in its name. Our Vision To be globally recognised as the Premier Centre of excellence in Africa for teaching in Science and Technology for development; producing high calibre graduates with knowledge and expertise to support the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa. In summary, the vision can be stated as "Advancing knowledge in Science and Technology for sustainable development in Africa" Our Mission To provide an environment for teaching, research and entrepreneurship training in Science and Technology for the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana, Africa and other nations. KNUST also offers service to community, is open to all the people of Ghana and positioned to attract scholars, industrialists and entrepreneurs from Africa and other international community. Our Core Values Leadership in Innovation and Technology Culture of Excellence Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All Integrity and Stewardship of Resources
NOBEL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
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.
ZENITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: I am pleased to welcome you to Zenith University College. Zenith University College offers you an opportunity of a life time to realize your career and higher education aspirations. This website provides you with information on the various rich and rewarding pathways for career and personal development at Zenith University College. The University offers a wide range of professional and academic courses with day, evening and weekend study options. In all our programmes, you will find outstanding teaching and subject delivery in an encouraging and supportive environment. Members of the administrative and academic teams of the University are professionals in their various fields of specialization and bring real-world expertise to the classroom. Because we at Zenith University College recognize the depth of our students' commitment to continuing their education and enhancing their careers, we have provided suitable study schedules that allow busy professionals and full time workers to realise their academic ambition. We have also put in more effort to make our courses and programmes available to people with other career, family and social commitments. We offer programmes of high quality and international repute at a fraction of what it would normally cost you elsewhere. Whatever course and programme you want to study or pursue, we are confident that we will go beyond your expectations and you will benefit immensely from the time spent at Zenith University College.
UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (UPSA)
About: The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a public university that provides both academic and business professional education in Ghana. With fifty (50) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest professional accountancy and management tuition provider having many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere. The University was the first and is still the only public institution with the mandate to offer both academic degrees and provide training for higher Professional education in Ghana. The University currently has a student population of about eleven thousand nine hundred (11,900). The University was founded in 1965 as a private professional business education tuition provider and was taken over by government in 1978 by the Institute of Professional Studies Decree, 1978 (SMCD 200). It was subsequently established as a tertiary institution with a mandate to provide tertiary and professional education in the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Management and other related areas of study by the Institute of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999. The then IPS had been offering tuition for various business professional programmes that were internationally recognized. In this respect, the University has contributed immensely to the teaching and practice of Accountancy and Management in Ghana. In September 2005, the Institute introduced Bachelor Degree Programmes in its various mandated disciplines to give meaning to the IPS Act 566. It received a Presidential Charter in September 2008, conferring on it the status of a full-fledged public university. The University currently offers Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in several programmes. The combination of scholarship with professionalism is the foundation of the university’s unique profile. The development of the initial and new range of academic programmes coupled with trends in tertiary education at both local and international levels called for an amendment of the existing Act 566 of 1999. Subsequently, the University of Professional Studies Act, 2012 (ACT 850) was enacted to rename the Institute as a University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). VISION To be the world class education provider in both academic and professional discipline, nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognized. CREDO Knowledge, a basis for development is relevant when shared and used. MISSION STATEMENT We strive to provide and promote higher professional education and training in business and other social sciences related discipline by leveraging a structured mix of scholarship with professionalism in Ghana and beyond. We believe our first responsibility is to the students, staff, parents, alumni and all other stake holders. In meeting their need, everything we do epitomize scholarship with professionalism. A scholarship to us means “the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge” and Professionalism means “application of knowledge for development in an ethical way” these two are the key driven forces of UPSA’s existence. VALUES Integrity, Respect and Service are the key Values of UPSA’s Code of conduct. INTEGRITY UPSA is determined to act consistently in accordance with its principles and espoused values. RESPECT Respect in the University’s community means respect for one’s self, others and the University’s values. SERVICE Service in the UPSA community means recognizing social needs and applying our strengths and knowledge to address those needs. NORMS Developing a system that focuses on the head, heart and hands within an intensive teaching, learning and research environment is the stream flowing through UPSA’s Code of Conduct. We consider the norms stated in the Draft Policy for tertiary education in Ghana as our minimum target to be responsive to and operate within the norms and ethical guidelines of all relevant professional bodies. Continual Improvement is the Hallmark of UPSA’s Vision and Mission. These are what the “People of UPSA” that is Students, Staff, Alumni, Parents; other Stakeholders- strive for always. QUALITY STATEMENT “Superior Educational Value” STRATEGIC FOCUS The strategy is to position UPSA as a unique business education and research model that blends Scholarship with Professionalism and a University of excellence in Africa and beyond. MAJOR FUNCTIONAL AREAS In achieving its mission and objectives, the University relies on three functional areas which include: Teaching and Learning Research and Community Service Business Development and Skills Training
DOMINION UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
About: Dominion University College (DUC) is an autonomous private tertiary institution sponsored by Action Chapel International (ACI) formerly known as Christian Action Faith Ministries International (CAFM), a Christian organisation that has trained many renowned Christian leaders serving in Ghana and abroad for over thirty years. ACI has conceived DUC as an effective avenue for its continued contribution to Ghana’s sociol-economic development. DUC is established to set a distinctive path for educational excellence in Ghana. Although grounded in Judeo-Christian religious principles within the African context, DUC is open to students of all race and creed. ACI firmly believes that morality lies at the base of sound tertiary education. To this end, DUC is established to provide a career-focused training, instruction and research based on sound ethical and moral principles. This makes DUC a paragon of excellence in tertiary education and professional training. The primary goal of DUC is to provide quality education, and to become a first choice of university for students, parents and faculty both locally and internationally. DUC also aspires to be a leading centre of academic excellence recognised not only in Ghana, but across Africa and the World. Towards this objective, DUC will pursue four principal strategic directions: (a) Quality Education; (b) Superb Student Experience; (c) Financial Stewardship; and (d) Social Responsibility.
UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
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.
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