The first British University branch campus in Ghana will open its doors to students this month.
Ghana’s National Accreditation Board has awarded accreditation to Lancaster and its partner Trans National Education Ghana Limited to operate the campus.
The Accra-based branch campus, called Lancaster University Ghana, is the only one of its kind in West Africa and is committed to producing graduates who have the skills and knowledge to meet Ghana’s industrial, societal and governmental needs.
The brand new campus will allow students across Africa to access Lancaster’s academic excellence in teaching and research on the African continent and the faculty of the new campus will work to international standards. Students will be taught primarily by local staff and also Lancaster academic staff.
Students choose from a range of undergraduate courses in management, business, international relations, computer science, law and psychology and its highly acclaimed Global MBA programme amongst other postgraduate courses. Students are already enrolled on a foundation programme and teaching will start on 7 October 2013.
Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, welcomed the new campus:
“Lancaster University Ghana will contribute to increasing the pool of internationally educated young people, ready to take their places in developing and growing the Ghanian and wider African economy. It will join existing institutions of higher education to further enhance Ghana's reputation as an educational hub for West Africa.
“Lancaster is highly regarded for the quality of the education it provides and our thriving alumni network of over 100,000 alumni in 148 countries worldwide are testament to the quality of our degree courses. Our new campus offers students a different learning experience, with the future career benefits of gaining a globally recognised Lancaster degree.”
Rakesh Wahi, founder of TNE Ghana Limited said: “This campus is our first education venture in West Africa and shares the group’s vision of creating a network of branch campus experiences in Africa, through quality teaching, state of the art infrastructure, research led curriculum and innovation in delivery of the curriculum.”