Presbyterian University College

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Presbyterian University College

The Presbyterian University College, Ghana is a partially private & public university located at Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is one of the new universities in Ghana granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board. It was established by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on 23 November 2003 and inaugurated on 27 March 2004 by the president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor. It has been ranked the best private university in Ghana and third best after the University of Ghana and KNUST by world university ranking website webometrics

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 Presbyterian University College, Ghana, is envisaged as  “A University of excellence which blends modern trends that reflect Christian principles.”


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.’’



The objectives for which the University is founded are:

  1. To provide for and promote University education, learning and research,
  2. To acquire and disseminate knowledge and information,
  3. To foster relationships with other institutions of higher learning, per    sons and bodies.
  4. 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:

  1. 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;
  2. that higher education in this University shall be available to all Ghanaians and others who are capable of benefiting from it;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. that as far as practicable the students shall be trained to be innovative and entrepreneurial to enhance socio- economic development;
  7. 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;
  8. 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 university has four campuses at Abetifi-Kwahu, Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region, Asante Akyem-Agogo in the Ashanti Region and the city campus at Tema in the Greater Accra Region. Each of these campuses has its own set of faculties and other facilities.

Abetifi-Kwahu campus

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Department of Geomatic Engineering

Faculty of Information and Communications Technology

  • Department of Information and Communication Science
  • Department of Information and Communication Technology

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics

Asante Akyem campus

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

  • Department of Agriculture Economics
  • Department of Agricultural Production Technology
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop Science
  • Department of Horticulture

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • Department of Child Health
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Physician Assistant
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of anesthetic

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Optometry

Akuapem campus

Faculty of Art and Culture

  • Department of Cultural Studies
  • Department of Design and General Art Studies
  • Department of Industrial Art
  • Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry
  • Department of Painting and Sculpture

Faculty of Development Studies

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Building Technology
  • Department of Development Planning
  • Department of Environmental Studies
  • Department of Human Resource Development
  • Department of Labour Studies
  • Department of Tourism and Hotel Management

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Land Management
  • Department of Languages
  • Department of Modern Governance
  • Department of Religion and Mission Studies

Okwahu Campus

  • BSc./B.A. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • BSc. Business Administration
  • BSc. Mathematics
  • BSc. Business Economics

Tema Campus

  • Bsc. Business Administration
  • Bsc. Business Economics


The university is affiliated to the University of Ghana.And Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology.

Contact PUCG

General Information and Admission Enquiries

Information Desk
Box 59
Abetifi – Okwahu
Eastern Region

For Admission Enquiries contact:

Tel: +233 (0) 3420 300 37
+233 (0) 2022 772 02
+233 (0) 2022 772 09
+233 (0) 2022 772 10



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