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University of Ghana Opens Kumasi City Campus – See Location, Enrollment And Acting Principal

The University of Ghana, in a bold move towards fostering equal educational opportunities, has unveiled its newest venture: the Kumasi City Campus. This initiative seeks to bridge the gap for students previously unable to secure admission to the main campus, marking a significant step towards democratizing education.

The inauguration, accompanied by the maiden matriculation ceremony for 26 undergraduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year, was met with palpable excitement and a sense of optimism for the region’s educational landscape. Functioning as one of two satellite campuses of the College of Education, the Kumasi City Campus is fully equipped to offer undergraduate programs, notably including the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

During the inauguration, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, emphasized the institution’s commitment to extending its esteemed services beyond conventional boundaries. She stressed the pivotal role of city campuses in ensuring manageable student numbers, thereby facilitating high-quality teaching, learning, and effective mentoring to equip students for both local and global challenges.

Prof. Amfo acknowledged the challenges faced by the main campus, resulting in the unfortunate rejection of numerous qualified applicants due to insufficient facilities and resources. Consequently, she encouraged prospective students and their guardians to explore the programs offered at city campuses, thereby enhancing their chances of admission to this esteemed institution.

Moreover, Prof. Amfo underlined the university’s dedication to gender inclusivity, with 56.6% of the admitted students for the academic year being female, aligning with the institution’s affirmative action policy.

Looking ahead, Prof. Amfo pledged to elevate the Kumasi City Campus into a world-class educational hub, complete with all necessary facilities and services to uphold the university’s vision and mission. She commended the implementation team for their unwavering dedication and urged them to ensure the campuses evolve into semi-autonomous entities.

In addressing the newly admitted students, Prof. Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, the Acting Principal of the Kumasi City Campus, stressed the importance of fostering a robust network to provide mentorship and future job opportunities. He encouraged students to embrace the journey ahead with an open mind, fostering an environment where critical thinking and diversity are celebrated and supported.

Despite the jubilation surrounding the inauguration, challenges persist, as highlighted by a representative of the matriculation class, Tracy Afi Agossa. Accommodation emerged as a primary concern, with many students facing financial constraints due to the necessity of commuting from home to campus. Agossa appealed to management to address this issue by considering the construction of a hostel facility.

In conclusion, the establishment of the Kumasi City Campus marks a significant milestone in the University of Ghana’s quest to expand access to higher education. With dedicated leadership and a steadfast commitment to quality, the campus is poised to serve as a beacon of learning and opportunity for students in the region and beyond.

Location Of University of Ghana Kumasi City Campus

The Kumasi City Campus is housed at the erstwhile Kumasi Workers’ College, established in 1962. It is located behind Kumasi Technical Institute and WAEC offices.


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