Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

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Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Ghana

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_452-1



In Ghana the term ‘tertiary education’ is preferred to ‘higher education’ and covers both university and non-university institutions. Tertiary education institution consists of : universities, university colleges, certain post-secondary diploma-awarding institutions, professional bodies or institutes accredited to award certificates, diplomas, or professional training and practising licenses.

Introduction to Ghana

Ghana is in West Africa, and is located on longitude 0° (Greenwich Meridian) and about 3° above latitude 0° (the equator). It is bounded on the north by Burkina Faso, the south by the Atlantic Ocean, the west by la Côte d’Ivoire, and the east by Togo. It has 10 administrative regions and its capital is the coastal city of Accra. It has a population of 28,206,730 (World Bank 2016) and a population growth rate of about 2.2% (World Bank 2016). Ghana is classified as a lower-middle-income country, with a projected GDP growth of 8.9% for...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GhanaAccraGhana

Section editors and affiliations

  • Goolam Mohamedbhai
    • 1
  • Patricio Langa
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MauritiusMokaMauritius
  2. 2.Centre for Adult and Continuing EducationUniversity of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa