Educational institutions in Ghana

Educational institutions in Ghana

Primary and Junior Secondary education in public schools in Ghana is tuition-free under the constitutionally guaranteed directive policy for Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education. Pupils begin their 2-years of Kindergarten education at the age of four years and continue with a 6-year primary education. Under the educational reforms implemented in 1987, students then go through a three-year Junior High School System which prepares them to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at the end of the 3rd year. The next level of education is a 4-year Senior High School program or a vocational training programme. Entrance to Tertiary Institutions is by examination following the completion of Senior High School.

School enrolment in Ghana total almost 2 million: 1.3 million primary; 107.600 secondary; 489,00 middle; 21,280 technical; 11,300 teacher training; and 5, 600 university. Education is mainly in English.

For more Information on Ghana's Educational System, contact:
Ministry of Education, Science and Sports -
National Accreditation Board -

Public Universities
1. University of Ghana, Legon - Accra
2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi
3. University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
4. University of Development Studies, Tamale
5. University of Education, Winneba
6. University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
7. Institute of Professional Studies, Accra
8. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Other Public Tertiary Institutions
1. Ghana Institute of Journalism
2. National Film and Television Institute

Chartered Private Tertiary Institutions
1. Akrofi Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture
2. Trinity Theological Seminary
3. Valley View University College, Oyibi
4. Regional Maritime University

Private Tertiary Institutions 1. Accra Institute of Technology
2. Advanced Business College
3. African University College of Communications
4. All Nations University College
5. Ashesi University College
6. Catholic University College
7. Catholic Institute of Business and Technology
8. Central University College
9. Christian Science University College
10. China-Europe International Business School
11. Data Link Institute
12. Entrepreneurship Training Institute
13. Evangelical Presbyterian University College
14. Ghana Telecoms University
15. Garden City University College
16. Ghana Baptist University College
17. Ghana Christian University College
18. Ghana School of Marketing
19. Good News Theological Seminary
20. Institute of Business Management and Journalism
21. Institute of technology, Australia (IOAT)
22. Intercom Programming & Manufacturing Company Ltd. (IPMC)
23. Islamic University College
24. Jayee Institute
25. Knutsford University College
26. Maranatha University College
27. Meridian University College
28. Methodist University College of Ghana, Dansoman
29. New Bridge University College
30. NIIT Education Training Centre
31. Osei Tutu II Institute for Advanced ICT Studies
32. Pan African Christian University College
33. Pentecost University College
34. Premier Institute of Law Enforcement Management and Administration
35. Presbyterian University College
36. Quality Distance Learning Ltd.,
37. Regent University College of Science and Technology
38. Sikkim Manipal University
39. Spiritan University College
40. Technical University College
41. Trans Africa College
42. University College of Management Studies
43. University of Applied Management
44. Wisconsin International University College
45. Zenith College

1. Accra Polytechnic
2. Bolgatanga Polytechnic
3. Cape Coast Polytechnic
4. Ho Polytechnic
5. Koforidua Polytechnic
6. Kumasi Polytechnic
7. Sunyani Polytechnic
8. Takoradi Polytechnic
9. Tamale Polytechnic
10. Wa Polytechnic

Teacher Training Colleges -39
Nursing Training Colleges – 15