Central University • Accra, Ghana
Originally a pastoral training institute, Central University in The Republic of Ghana’s capital Accra was founded in 1988 by the International Central Gospel Church, and is now the largest private university in the country. The institution underwent several name changes before settling on the title by which we know it today, but the religious sentiment of the school remains as strong as ever, as it aims to give students ‘an integrated and biblically-based tertiary education.’ Its motto reads; ‘Faith, Integrity and Excellence.’
Central University caters for 8,400 undergraduate students, and has, since its beginnings, added many courses of study to its repertoire, including modern languages such as French, Economics, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Christian Theology. In 2008, schools of Pharmacy and Architecture were opened at the university.
The institution has four schools (School of Theology and Missions, Central Business School, School of Applied Sciences, and the Graduate School of Business which offers an MBA) each of which is further divided into various departments, and two faculties (Faculty of Law and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences).
As for Central University’s campuses, there are a few. The school has a permanent campus in Miotso which is nearly 60km away from the centre of Accra. Many parts of the university call this campus home, including Central Business School and the School of Applied Sciences. Furthermore, the college’s Student Representative Council considers Miotso its headquarters.
The Mataheko Campus in the middle of Accra contains lecture halls and offices as well as being part of Central Business School, among some other aspects of the university.
The Dansoman Campus hosts The School of Theology and Missions.
Christ Temple Graduate School Campus is home to the Graduate School of Business.
And the Kumasi Campus at Calvary Charismatic Church.
Central University is affiliated with the University of Cape Coast (Ghana), the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (USA), and the Association of African Universities.