university of capecoast

The University of Cape Coast is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon.

On October 1, 1971, the College attained the status of a full and independent University, with the authority to confer its own degrees, diplomas and certificates by an Act of Parliament – The University of Cape Coast Act, 1971 [Act 390] and subsequently the University of Cape Coast Law, 1992 [PNDC Law 278].

The University was established out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education to provide leadership and enlightenment. Its original mandate was therefore to train graduate professional teachers for Ghana’s second cycle institutions and the Ministry of Education, in order to meet the manpower needs of the country’s accelerated education programme at the time. Today, with the expansion of some of its faculties and the diversification of programmes, the University has the capacity to meet the manpower needs of other ministries and industries in the country, besides that of the Ministry of Education.


University of Cape Coast Cape Coast,

 Tel: +233 (03321) 32378 / 32050

Fax: +233 (03321) 32485



Dean School of Agriculture

+233 [03321] 32709/33921

Dean Faculty of Arts

+233 [03321] 34073

Dean Faculty of Education

+233 [03321] 34810/35781

Dean School of Biological Sciences

+233 [03321] 31205/028-9527909

Dean School of Physical Sciences

+233 [03321] 36612/36932

Dean School of Medical Sciences

+233 [03321] 38190/38192/38193