University of Ghana at Legon
The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the five Ghanaian public universities. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees. It gained full university status in 1961, and now has nearly 24,000 students.
The University is mainly based in Legon, about twelve kilometres north-east of the centre of Accra.
Reserved for Development Studies
Rhodes University celebrated its centenary in 2004 and is one of the oldest South African universities. With just over 6,000 students, it is also the smallest university in South Africa. The University is set in a beautiful and safe campus and offers comfortable accommodation and modern facilities. Rhodes University has six faculties - Commerce, Education, Humanities, Law, Pharmacy, and Science. Rhodes has developed an international reputation for many of its undergraduate courses such as Journalism, Psychology, Drama and Economics, with graduates of those disciplines excelling in their fields. Recent honorary doctorates include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and economics Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen.