Schools & Universities in Ghana

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Kumasi Technical University

Ghana Kumasi September 2017

Kumasi Polytechnic is one of the famous, elegant and vibrant Polytechnics in Ghana. It is a spectacularly beautiful institution, which is located at the heart of the Garden city of West Africa, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana (Kumasi). The Polytechnic, known earlier as Kumasi Technical Institute, was established in 1954, but started actual teaching and learning in 1955, dealing mainly with craft courses. It became a Polytechnic on 30th October, 1963 and… [+] from then on concentrated on Technician and a few Diploma Programmes. Additionally, a few professional courses were offered. Following the enactment of the Polytechnic Law 1992, PNDC Law 321, Kumasi Polytechnic ceased to exist in its previous form and became a tertiary institution. The Kumasi polytechnic has since 1993, come a long way to make its mark in the country as a strong and creditable tertiary institution. It has been making steady strides in its quest to fulfil its mandate of training the critical manpower needed for commerce and industry in Ghana. It has expanded from three Faculties and one Centre in 2009/2010 to six Faculties, one school and two Institutes in the 2010/2011 academic year.For more information on Faculties schools and Intitutes, click here. The institution is presently developing and strengthening its HND programmes into degree programmes. It is, therefore, training high calibre personnel in science and technology to equip them with entrepreneurial skills to meet the demands of industry in particular, and to also improve the general socio-economic development of the country. [-]


University Of Cape Coast

Ghana Cape Coast September 2017

The University of Cape Coast is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. As part of its desire to vigorously promote distance education, the College of Distance Education (CoDE) formally Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has acquired sites in seven out of ten regions for the construction of permanent study centres. The… [+] centres will eventually serve as UCC campuses in the regions to run some campus-based programmes. Additionally, there is a sixty-billion Cedis IGF funded building complex completed for the College of Distance Education (CoDE) The Vision The vision of the University of Cape Coast is: “To have a University that is strongly positioned, with world-wide acclaim” This statement of where the University sees itself in the future sets the tone for every strategic decision or choice that it has made. It sets the ambition of the organization and serves as the lodestar that every faculty, school, department, functional division and individual must aspire to. In combination with its mission statement, University of Cape Coast has articulated a view of a realistic, credible, attractive future for itself; a target that inspires all stakeholders to maximum effort in bridging the gap between their current reality and their desired future. Mission Statement The mission statement is as follows: “The University of Cape Coast is The University of Choice in Ghana. It is an equal opportunity university uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education enterprise and business by employing modern technologies. The University constantly seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs. The institution continues to expand its existing highly qualified academic and administrative staff, offering a conducive environment that motivates them to position the University to respond effectively to the developmental needs of a changing world”. [-]


GIMPA Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Ghana Accra Kumasi Takoradi Tema September 2017

Overview of GIMPA The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was established in 1961 as a joint Ghana Government/United Nations (UN) special fund project. Originally named the Institute of Public Administration, it was set up as one of the key strategic institutions to develop the public administrative system, to provide civil servants with administrative and professional competence, and to plan and administer national, regional and local services. In… [+] 1966, the joint sponsorship ended and the UN formally handed over the Institute to the Government of Ghana. In 1969, the Institute was then re-designated as the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration to reflect its expanded functions. For more than 50 years, GIMPA’s activities have been guided by five successive mandates, beginning with the first legislative instrument of 1961 to the current GIMPA Act, 2004 (Act 676). Each mandate affirmed the status of the Institute as the national management development institute to provide for the study of public administration and management of Ghana. By its latest mandate, GIMPA now offers courses in its areas of competence leading to the award of certificates, diplomas and degrees up to the doctoral level. The areas of competence are defined to include training and education in leadership, management, public administration and technology. Today, GIMPA has transformed itself into the leading management development institute and is an independent public tertiary institution with financial and operational autonomy. GIMPA’s mission is to maintain a Centre of Excellence for training in public and business administration, by continuously enhancing the capability of middle and top level executives in public and private sectors as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) both in Ghana and internationally, to manage their institutions and enterprises efficiently and effectively. The Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board. In addition to the institutional accreditation, GIMPA’s academic programmes are also accredited by the National Accreditation Board. The Institute is made up of four schools, namely: Business School School of Public Service and Governance Faculty of Law School of Technology Vision To be a global Institute of excellence in knowledge development and application. Mission We build quality human capital through innovative education. We do this by delivering societally relevant teaching and research programmes and consultancy services in leadership, management, public service, ICT and law. We accomplish this by employing a diverse and intellectually-engaged faculty and staff; modern facilities; efficient systems and processes underpinned by ethical leadership. Purpose of the Institute The overarching object of the Institute is to train public servants of the country and to provide education, training and services in the fields of leadership, management and public administration for the public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations. To achieve its object, the Institute shall perform the following functions: Promote education, training and services in the fields of leadership, business management and administration; Provide professional, unbiased and dedicated advisory support services to various areas of Government to enhance their capacity for sustainable development and management; Promote the development of managerial skills for persons employed in the public and private sectors including no-governmental organisations (NGOs), and create awareness of the need for education, training and the provision of services in the fields of leadership, management and administration as a necessary requirement for maintaining the vitality of the organisation in the development of the economy; Promote the use of information technology as an essential tool to create competitive advantage and enhance output for national development; Assist Ghanaian enterprises through cost-effective education, training and the provision of services, research and consultancy to achieve efficient cost control; Promote understanding and cooperation between public and private sector institutions in respect of public administration and management obligations; and Offer courses leading to the award of certificates, diplomas and degrees in the Institute’s areas of competence, subject to such conditions as the authorities responsible for tertiary education in the country shall direct. [-]


Presbyterian University College

Ghana Abetifi Akropong Agogo Tema Kumasi September 2017 + 1 more

About PUCG HISTORICAL BACKGROUND According to the church history, in 1843, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana established the first primary school in the country. This sparked off a series of bold, visionary and pioneering initiatives in the development of education in the country. Five years later, it established the Presbyterian Training College (PTC) at Akropong, the second higher educational institution in West Africa after Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone. Since… [+] those early beginnings, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has established and managed, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, hundreds of primary schools, many high schools and colleges of education. These schools and colleges, guided by the proverbial Presbyterian discipline, set very high moral as well as educational standards, which have characterized the Presbyterian Education tradition. Also in partnership with government, the church has provided and managed Professional, Technical and Vocational Institutions in a wide range of fields including Agriculture and Health. Specifically, the church has established 1,886 schools comprising 490 Nurseries, 973 Primary Schools, 388 Junior High Schools, five (5) Vocational Institutes, five (5) Colleges of Education and 25 Senior High Schools. With the establishment of the Presbyterian Training College (PTC), it was hoped that, like the Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone, it might one day be upgraded to a university. However, after several years, it was not until 1996 that the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at that time took the bold decision to initiate steps into establishing a university. The body charged with pushing forward this initiative, the Presbyterian University Implementation Committee, was formally established in 1998. It is through these efforts and the determination of the Church that the Presbyterian University College, Ghana has come into being. THE VISION This Presbyterian University College, Ghana, is envisaged as “A University of excellence which blends modern trends that reflect Christian principles”. THE MISSION The mission of the University is ‘‘To design and implement relevant academic and Professional programmes of teaching, research and outreach for a global population within the context of Christian ethics that produce holistic human development.’’ OBJECTIVES The objectives for which the University is founded are: To provide for and promote University education, learning and research, To acquire and disseminate knowledge and information, To foster relationships with other institutions of higher learning, per sons and bodies. To produce disciplined, self-motivated individuals and leaders with moral and intellectual values in the realization of their responsibilities to God, fellow citizens and the state. Without prejudice to the generality of its powers, the University shall be guided by the following principles in the realization of its objectives: that in determining the courses and programmes to be taught emphasis shall be placed on a balanced pursuit of the humanities, the basic sciences, the development, application and management of technology, which are of special relevance to the needs and aspirations of Ghanaians in particular, and others in general; that higher education in this University shall be available to all Ghanaians and others who are capable of benefiting from it; that research shall be undertaken in all courses which are taught in the University but with attention to courses which relate to the social, cultural, economic, scientific, technical and other problems which exists in Ghana or elsewhere in Africa; that the fruits of research and knowledge generally shall be spread abroad by the publication of books and papers and by any other suitable means; that students shall be taught methods of critical and independent thought, while being made aware that they have a responsibility to use their education for the service of the Church, country and humanity; that as far as practicable the students shall be trained to be innovative and entrepreneurial to enhance socio- economic development; that the University shall operationalize local, regional and global needs assessment as the basis for practical and multi-disciplinary outreach programmes in the local and regional communities; that the University shall inculcate in the student ethical, moral and intellectual values that manifest in courage, discipline, fair play, self motivation and respect for the dignity of an honest life. THE CONCEPT The Presbyterian University College is conceived as a response to the challenge presented by the high demand for student admission in Ghanaian Universities (low access), the perceived lowering of academic standards and the erosion of moral and ethical values in the Ghanaian Society. It will relate its programmes to the developmental needs of Ghana in the 21st Century and beyond, in terms of training, research, extension and service. It will identify and fill important niches in the development of higher education in the country. The main concepts are as follows: The College is open to all students and staff without discrimination on the basis of religion, race, ethnic origin or gender. It is a fee-paying institution, with a mechanism to promote sponsorship for needy students. It is a multi-campus university. The College will take advantage of the cool, semi-temperate weather in some of its locations to attract external students and to promote a broad agricultural programme. Owing to the location of some of the Campuses, the College will be residential for both staff and students; the university will however promote the development of hostels for students and staff housing through private enterprise. The College will gradually introduce programmes in the social sciences, the humanities, science and technology, languages, theology and mission studies, health and medical studies such as nursing, medicine and dentistry (as indicated elsewhere in this handbook) in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan. [-]


University of Ghana

Ghana Accra September 2017

About UG The vision of the University of Ghana is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. Founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, the institution was mandated to provide and promote University learning, education and research. It became the University College of Ghana on the attainment of Ghana’s independence i… [+] n March 1957. However, by an Act of Parliament on 1st October 1961, the University College of Ghana attained sovereign university status with authority to award its own degrees. It is the oldest and largest of the six public universities in Ghana. With a current student population of over 36,000 of which about 1,100 are international students, the University of Ghana’s operations are governed by the highest level of integrity, ethical standards, openness and fairness, and are underpinned by a performance-driven reward recognition system. It is a centre of academic excellence recognized worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and student body and for the professional success of its alumni. It has trained more than 50,000 graduates who are making contributions towards the development of Ghana as well as at the international level. Campuses The University’s distinctive specialized teaching and impactful research is carried across three campus communities – Legon Campus, Korle Bu Campus and Accra City Campus. Legon Campus: The Legon Campus lies about 13 kilometers north-east of Accra, the capital of Ghana. This is where most of the University’s teaching and research are carried out. The Legon Campus also houses the central administration of the University. There are 16 on-campus residential facilities for students. Admitted postgraduate students are traditionally offered accommodation at the co-ed VALCO Trust Fund Hostel. However, students have the option to reside in any other hostel on campus, or off-campus if they so desire. From the 2014/2015 academic year the University will be implementing a collegiate system, which among other things, will improve the efficiency in administration and running of the University. Four colleges will be established; College of Health Sciences, College of Humanities, College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the College of Education. Three out of these four colleges will be situated on the Legon Campus. The University of Ghana offers as many as 90 undergraduate and 150 graduate programmes in various fields in the arts, social science, business, physical and biological sciences, medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences, agriculture, engineering sciences and law. Special programmes are offered in Performing Arts, African Studies and International Affairs. Korle-Bu Campus: The Korle-Bu Campus, headed by a Provost, houses the College of Health Sciences which is made up of the Medical School, Dental School, the School of Public Health, and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, the School of Allied Health Sciences and the School of Nursing. Accra City Campus: The Accra City Campus is the new name for the restructured External Degree Center of the University of Ghana which operated at the Accra Workers College. It is situated in the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital. Opportunities Available For International Students •Students from the ECOWAS sub-region receive special rebate on tuition fees of up to 50% while students from other African countries receive a special rebate on tuition fees of up to 30%. •The University is well-stocked with educational facilities such as libraries, reading rooms, Wi-Fi hot spots, computer labs and many more •Wide variety of programmes available •Cross-cultural immersion – Over 70 nationalities present annually •Office dedicated to the management of international programmes and welfare of international students •Exciting experiential learning opportunities •Very safe campus [-]


Lancaster University Ghana

LLB Ghana Accra September 2017

The first British branch campus in Ghana will allow students across Africa to access Lancaster's academic excellence in teaching and research on the African continent. Approved by Ghana's National Accreditation Board Key Facts Opportunities for students Students at Lancaster University Ghana will have the opportunity to spend part of their degree at Lancaster University, either for a semester or for a full academic year. Lancaster University is respected by graduate… [+] employers. 94 per cent of Lancaster students find employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our research addresses important scientific problems and technological challenges and we develop graduates who are skilled and highly employable. The world of work is becoming increasingly global and the ability to communicate between different cultures even more essential. Students studying at one of Lancaster's overseas campuses may take part in summer schools based at Lancaster University. This offers the chance to network, study and learn about a different culture. Many exciting international volunteering opportunities for students are available through LUSU Involve - the award winning volunteering arm of Lancaster University Students' Union. Students can share life changing experiences with Lancaster students from all over the world. The Lancaster Award recognises extra-curricular achievements. Many Lancaster students are already involved in lots of extra-curricular activities, and the award aims to encourage students to complete such activities and be recognised for their accomplishments. Business and industry are key to Lancaster's mission to produce applied knowledge and top graduates, and Lancaster is currently working with over 1000 businesses per year. [-]


Leoron Professional Development Institute

United Arab Emirates Dubai Saudi Arabia Riyadh Abu Dhabi Jeddah Jubail United Kingdom London USA New York Kuwait Kuwait City Oman Muscat Bahrain Manama Ghana Accra Nigeria Lagos Mozambique Maputo Kazakhstan Almaty September 2017 + 20 more

First glimpse at LEORON Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which its founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into a comprehensive training institute, offering training and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including corporate finance, HR, SCM, operations, and engineering.” With strategic distribution of our offices in leading locations, such as Skopje, Accra, Dubai, Jonkoping, Riy… [+] adh and Almaty, our team of experts delivers approximately 500 courses annually, and roughly 4000 professionals are equipped with appropriate education and the latest insights in a wide assortment of industries across the EMEA region. LEORON’s mission is to help our worldwide clients increase their competitiveness by improving the competency levels of their employees, through top quality training and development solutions delivered by unrivaled global experts and facilitated by the best training managers in the industry. Whether our clients are facing difficulties re-organizing their brand, equipping their workforce with an extra set of skills or aiming to assess competencies within an existing structure, our development planning is a great solution. [-]


Webster University - Ghana Campus

Ghana Accra September 2017

Global. Action-oriented. Academic Excellence. How do we fit a century of academic excellence and a global perspective into every classroom and every course? That's what makes Webster so compelling. We're a private, nonprofit, accredited university that offers a balance of arts, sciences and professional undergraduate and graduate degrees – on campus and online. Webster is one of the most diverse and global universities in the world. Distinctive student experience … [+] Students experience an ideal, student-centered environment with personalized learning Students attend from 50 states and 148 countries Diversity and inclusion are core values—we offer a welcoming environment Average class size consists of 10 students Distinguished faculty members offer the right balance of global scholarship and professional experience Travel awards available – your opportunity to travel to worldwide Webster locations with Webster faculty and students Distinctive learning Global feature in academic programs. Globalized curriculum is our distinctive hallmark Academic programs engage your mind and stimulate your understanding beyond your home country and culture Every student experiences a global learning component Every student is exposed to a worldwide network of fellow students who live, work and study around the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia Learn in class today and apply it in real life tomorrow Five schools and colleges: Arts & Sciences; Business & Technology; Communications; Education; and Fine Arts Distinctive campuses and network The beautiful and vibrant home campus located in Webster Groves offers undergraduate and graduate programs Students are able to create a unique experience based on each Webster University campus location while being assured of consistent academic quality at each location in each program A global reach with locations around the world and online—offers quality, convenience and access to learning Webster Groves/St. Louis is one node in the worldwide network. Ideas, academic content and contact with students and faculty are constant and free flowing throughout the Webster network A global, Tier 1, private, nonprofit university Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Transforming students Our mission is bold, and appropriate for these times: Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. The degrees available at Webster University's Ghana campus serve the needs of students advancing their careers in the fast-growing sectors of the African economy. With a maximum class size of 25, students get personalized attention and support from professors. Student success is the top priority and all Webster students earn a Webster University degree, not a local degree. [-]


Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology

Ghana Kumasi September 2017

Established in 1952, KNUST has a rich history in its evolution into a first class University over the years. Kwame Nkrumah, the African Personality of the Century and pioneer of African independence is the founder of KNUST. KNUST believes in achievement through diligence and commitment. We continue to develop plans not only to maintain our status as Ghana’s No.1 but also to improve our international standing. The KNUST has, since January 2005, transformed from its previous c… [+] entralized system of administration into significantly decentralized one called the Collegiate system. Under this system, the various faculties have been condensed into six colleges. Since its inception, the University has been administered on the Faculty-based system. This naturally led to a situation where new Faculties and Institutes were created to meet the ever-growing academic pursuits of students. The resultant collection of Faculties largely hampered efficient administrative and academic operations, as duplication of efforts and long administrative processes were rampant. The need to deal with these complexities and harmonize the operation of the existing structures became apparent and unavoidable. This was more so, with the ever-increasing numbers in student population. True to the vision to make KNUST the model for technological education in Africa and the Vice-Chancellor's commitment to academic excellence, the Collegiate System came into being with the promulgation of the statutes on November 29, 2004. General Information The University is situated approximately on a sixteen square-kilometre campus of undulating land and pleasant surroundings, about seven kilometres away from the central business district of the city of Kumasi. The campus presents a panorama of beautiful and modern buildings interspersed with verdant lawns and tropical flora, which provide a cool and refreshing atmosphere congenial to academic studies. It has within the short period of its existence become an important centre for the training of scientists and technologists not only for Ghana, but also for other African countries as well as from other parts of the world. There are six Halls of residence and a number of hostels in the University. They are Queen Elizabeth II, Unity, Independence, Republic, University, and Africa. Three of the Halls of residence are mixed, two for males only and one for females only. Of the five hostels, two are for postgraduate students, one for both undergraduate and graduate students and managed by the Ghana Universities Staff Superannuation Scheme (GUSSS). Medical students of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital inhabit one of the hostels, while the last one is under the management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).The Halls are self-contained, each with its kitchen, dining hall and separate junior and senior common rooms for students and senior members of the hall. The Halls of Residence, the Administration Block, the Library and the Great Hall occupy the central portion of the grounds. The University started awarding its degrees in June 1964. All degree examinations are reviewed by external examiners and moderators to ensure that high academic standards are maintained. [-]


Advanced Business College

Ghana Accra September 2017

Advanced Business College was born out of the conviction that everyone has a role to play towards the overall development of our dear nation, Ghana. The development of every nation depends, to a very large extent, on the quality of its human resource. Ghana, as a developing nation, requires a well educated human resource, if it is to develop into a middle income country within the foreseeable future. Over the years, however, greater percentages of persons who qualify for… [+] the various institutions of higher learning do not gain admission into them due to inadequate facilities. It is for this reason that the Founder/Promoter, having obtained the requisite academic qualification complemented with enough professional experience, and the Principal decided to establish Advanced Business College as their contribution to solving the problem of human resource development in our dear nation, Ghana. It is for this reason that the Founder/Promoter, having obtained the requisite academic qualification complemented with enough professional experience, and the Principal decided to establish Advanced Business College as their contribution to solving the problem of human resource development in our dear nation, Ghana Legal Status Advanced Business College was registered with Registrar General’s Department as a company limited by shares on 9th September 2005, on which date the Certificate of Incorporation was issued to the College. Registrar General’s Department followed up with the issue of the Certificate to Commence Business to the College on 12th September 2005. Facilities At The College ABC, desirous of ensuring that it lives up to its reputation of churning out good quality graduates, who will either fit perfectly into today’s world of business or pursue academic work, it has ensured that it provides the right teaching and learning environment. Faculty It can be said without contradiction that the quality of faculty members of every College is the most critical investment that every College, worth its salt, should make. Advanced Business College has therefore taken the necessary steps to ensure that the faculty members are persons who are highly qualified and have many years of experience in the academia. [-]


CEIBS Africa

Ghana Accra September 2017

CEIBS Establishment CEIBS is mainland China's leading business school, with three programmes globally ranked by the Financial Times.               The CEIBS Mission: To educate responsible leaders versed in 'China Depth, Global Breadth'.
               
The CEIBS Vision: To become the most respected international business school by linking East and West in teaching, research, and business practice and by promoting China's social and economic development throu… [+] gh high-impact knowledge creation and dissemination. CEIBS was established on November 8, 1994 in Shanghai. Based on its own campus in the Pudong district of Shanghai, the school is a not-for-profit joint venture established under an agreement between MOFTEC and the European Commission. Today, CEIBS also has offices and operates programmes in Beijing, Shenzhen and Africa, and offers a certificate programme in developing regions of China.               CEIBS Partners               At the establishment of CEIBS, the signing parties on the official founding contract were Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). These organizations continue to provide the institutional guarantees that make CEIBS a centre of excellence in business management and research within Asia and worldwide. Over a hundred years old, Shanghai Jiaotong University is one of the leading universities in China. It has extensive and long-standing contacts with businesses in this country, and is thus able to facilitate CEIBS' relations with the Chinese corporate world. EFMD is an international membership organization, based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 700 member organizations from academia (including 500 of the world's leading business schools), business, public service and consultancy in 80 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education and has established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes. [-]


University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)

Ghana Accra September 2017

University of Professional Studies - Accra (UPSA)The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) is a pre-eminent public institution that provides both academic and professional business education in Ghana. With over forty (40) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest Professional Accountancy and Management tuition provider in Ghana with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere.   The University… [+] was the first and still the only public institution in Ghana with the mandate to offer both academic Degrees and provide training for Business Professional education in Ghana.  The University currently has a student population of over seven thousand (7000) and staff strength of about 310. University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) is a pre-eminent public institution that provides both academic and professional business education in Ghana. With over forty (40) years of experience, the University has gained a reputation as the oldest Professional Accountancy and Management tuition provider in Ghana with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere.   The University was the first and still the only public institution in Ghana with the mandate to offer both academic Degrees and provide training for Business Professional education in Ghana.  The University currently has a student population of over seven thousand (7000) and staff strength of about 310. The University was founded in 1965 as a private Institution and  was taken over by government in 1978 by the University of Professional Studies Decree, 1978 (SMCD 200). The University has been offering tuition for various business professional programmes that are internationally recognized and acclaimed. In this respect, UPSA has contributed immensely to the teaching and practice of Accountancy and Management in Ghana. The University was subsequently, established as a tertiary institution by  the University of Professional Studies Act, (Act 566), 1999 with a mandate to provide tertiary and professional education in the academic disciplines of Accountancy, Management  and other related areas of study.Subsequently, the University introduced Bachelor Degree Programmes in the various mandated disciplines to meet the demands of industry and commerce in September 2005 and received a presidential charter in September 2008, conferring on it the status of a fully fledged public university. The University currently offers Undergraduate and Masters Degrees for several programmes.  The combination of scholarship and 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 the local and international levels, calls for a review or amendment of the existing Act 566.   With the addition of the Weekend Programme, Publication of the Journal of Business Research (JBR) and Graduate Programmes, the University requires a new legal framework and additional resources and strategies to meet its future aspirations. The University has taken steps to propose the review of Act 566 of 1999 and the proposal has received cabinet ascent, waiting for a bill to be drafted for the consideration of Parliament.With the background of the University as described above, it becomes clear that the University is in the process of building its systems and laying the foundation for a solid academic profile, quite different from the requirements of a purely professional or academic Institution.   VisionTo be a world class education provider in both academic and professional disciplines   nationally entrenched, regionally recognized and globally relevant.CredoKnowledge, a basis for Development is relevant when Shared and used.Mission StatementWe strive to provide and promote quality education and training in management and other related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix of Scholarship with Professionalism in Ghana and beyond.We believe our first responsibility is to the students, staff, alumni and all other stakeholders. In meeting their needs, everything we do epitomizes scholarship with professionalismScholarship to us means the pursuit of Knowledge, and Professionalism means the application of knowledge for development in an ethical way. These two are the key driving forces of IPS’ Existence. [-]