University of Ghana is the oldest and largest university in Ghana. It was founded in 1948 as University College of Gold Coast in the British colony of the Gold Coast and gained full university status in 1961.

The university has of a lot of facilities including a blend of modern and ancient buildings, a medical school, a teaching hospital and a secondary campus in the city of Accra.

The university boasts of a botanical garden which has a canopy walk way, a picnic area and different species of birds which would be of a special interest to birdwatchers.

There is also an Archaeology Museum at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies which has a remarkable collection of ancient things such as beads and items relating to human prehistory.

In addition, the university houses the Balm Library which has a lot colonial – era books, computing resources, periodicals and other important documents to cater for the needs of both students and non – students.

When embarking on Accra city tour, do not miss the chance to visit this institution which has a vast land size with beautiful and green vegetation grounds situated at Legon, a town 12 kilometers northeast of the center of Accra, the capital.

Put on your casual outfits, sneakers, get a guide and tour the University of Ghana campus, you would cherish the memories afterwards and won’t stop admiring the many pictures you captured during your visit.

There are a lot of restaurants, snack bars and table tops on campus but for affordable prices locate night market. Find guest houses and hostels also on campus to lodge if you wish to spend the night there.

Getting there
Board a minibus at Tema station, 37 station, lapaz, or circle going to Medina and alight at “okponlo” or the main entrance of the university. There are taxis available to take you inside the school.

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