The University of Cape Coast was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon. On October 1, 1971, the College attained the status of a full and independent University, with the authority to confer its own degrees, diplomas and certificates by an Act of Parliament - The University of Cape Coast Act, 1971 [Act 390] and subsequently the University of Cape Coast Law, 1992 [PNDC Law 278].
There is currently a draft Bill to amend the University of Cape Coast Law, 1992 (PNDCL 278) which repealed the University of Cape Coast, Act 1971 (Act 390), the University of Cape Coast (Amendment) Law, 1990 (P.D.C.L. 241) and the University of Cape Coast (Interim Administration Committee) Law, 1990 (P.N.D.C.L. 243) which established the University as an institution of higher learning.
It is expected that, when the Bill is subsequently passed into law, the original mandate of the University would be reviewed to make room for training of personnel in other disciplines to ensure that the focus of the University is widened.
Besides the need to give legal backings to current practices in the University as well as ensuring consistency with Constitution of Ghana, the passage of the Bill would also position the University to meet new challenges and demands of the Ghanaian Society and beyond and to keep pace with the developments in the higher education environment.
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.
Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), formerly Cape Coast polytechnic has gone through stages from second cycle institution to its current Technical University stage. In 1986, it operated under Ghana Education Service (GES) as a second cycle institution that offered intermediate courses leading to the award of non-tertiary certificates in Engineering and Business Programmes. The enactment of the Polytechnic Law (PNDC Law 321), in 1992 paved the way for the institution to attain a Polytechnic status in 1993. As a tertiary institution (just like all the other polytechnics which were upgraded), it was mandated to run programmes in various disciplines leading to the award of Higher National Diploma(HND) which is awarded by the National Board for Professional and Technician examinations(NABTEX).
The object of the polytechnic education in Ghana was to train students to be equipped with the middle level manpower skills, so as to support industry and commerce in the areas of resource and information development (Polytechnic Act, 2007, Act 745).
Currently, as a Technical University, and per the Technical Universities Act, 2016, Act 922, as amended, Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) is mandated to provide higher education in Engineering, Science and Technology based disciplines, Technical and vocational Education and Training, Applied arts and related disciplines. The aim is to train its students to be academically and technically balanced in order to match the challenges of the new century.
The University has three 3 Faculties, thirteen (13) Departments, Directorates, Sections and Units which contribute in the teaching and learning processes in the University. The University now offers Bachelor of Technology programmes (Top-Ups), HND, Professional Diploma and other Diploma Programmes.
The University now has as its focus to be a leading, innovative, and entrepreneurial Technical University with local, national and global influence.
Est.: 2006 -
Privately Owned -
KAAF Avenue Street, Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba, Kasoa, Central Region
KAAF University College was incorporated in 2006 under the companies Code Act 179 of 1963. However, admissions started during the 2008/2009 Academic Year with a handful of pioneering students. The school started with the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering and later a Department of Business. Within 4 years, the number had risen to nearly a 1000, with the Engineering Faculty having the larger number of students.
Est.: 2010 -
Privately Owned -
Off the Weija-Kasoa Highway, West End University Road, Ngleshie-Amanfro, Kasoa
West End University College (WEUC) is a forward-focused independent, non-denomirial, co-educational tertiary institution established in 2010. It is situated in the western End of Accra, the capital of Ghana. It has an urban setting location at Ngleshie-Amanfro, off the Weija-Kasoa Highway, about 30 kilometres from the city of Accra. The University College which is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Ministry of Education and affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) was incorporated under the Ghana Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) on January 21, 2010.
Perez University College is an educational initiative of the Perez Chapel International.
It was started as a Bible College in September 1992 in Tamale, Northern Ghana by Bishop Charles Agyinasare. It was then called World Miracle Ministerial College (WMMC) and later Miracle Ministerial College (MMC) when it was relocated in Accra when the founder moved in 1994. In 2013 the institution’s name was changed to Perez College (when the Church’s name was changed to Perez Chapel) with authorization from the National Accreditation Board.
On November 15, 2015 Perez Chapel International acquired Pan African Christian University College, the first accredited private University College in Pomadze-Winneba, in the Central Region of Ghana. It is located off the Swedru-Winneba highway, about one kilometer or 5mins drive from the Winneba roundabout. Despite its close proximity to Winneba in the Effutu Municipality, administratively, it falls under the Gomoa East District Assembly. Currently, Perez University College has two schools comprising: School of Business (SOB) and School of Theology (SOT).