University of Ghana ranked country’s most beautiful tertiary institution – Report


University of Ghana has been able to position itself as the most beautiful campus in the country.

In West Africa, it is ranked second, behind the Gaston Berger University in Senegal but ranked fifth in Africa.

This status was captured in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, University for Development Studies, and the University of Education, Winneba, were all absent in this ranking of top ten tertiary institutions that provides its students with a serene environment for members of its community.

“Its architecture is a real strongpoint, the beaming white walls and red roofs pair well with the plants, trees and flowers growing on campus. The Balme Library is the nucleus of the campus and is regarded as one of the best libraries in West Africa, complete with a freshwater pond”.

The university has been featured as a backdrop in many films and TV programmes, including the Ghanaian hit series Sun City,” the ranking said concerning the University of Ghana.

Management of the University of Ghana, under the leadership of Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu as Vice-Chancellor, took intentional steps to beautify the environment.

Prof. Oduro Owusu set up a team for what he called the ‘Green Project.’

The project, launched in November 2016, has led to the planting of numerous trees on the campuses of the University.

As part of the project, pavement blocks have been laid at various parts of the University and squatters on some university lands have been served with eviction notices.

Africa’s top 10 most beautiful universities:

The University of Cape Town, South Africa

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Gaston Berger University, Senegal

University of Ghana, Ghana

Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

University of Lagos, Nigeria

Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Uganda Christian University, Uganda

Covenant University, Nigeria