Legon City Campus

All you need to know about Legon City Campus

The University of Ghana is one of the prominent tertiary institutions in Ghana. The university is known for its academic performance, research initiatives and the fascinating lifestyle of its students. Established in 1948 the university is also the oldest tertiary institution in Ghana with approximately 38,000 students. The university has three campuses: Legon Main Campus, Legon City Campus and Korle-Bu Campus.  Each campus serves a purpose and has its own different details. Therefore, if you’re looking for information on Legon City Campus then you are on the right page. In this article, you are going to be fed with all the information you need to know regarding the Legon City Campus.

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Where is Legon City Campus located? 

Are you wondering where the Legon City Campus is located? It is in the heart of Accra’s Central Business District. However, Adabraka is the exact location of the Legon City Campus, which is located across the street from the Ministry of Information. Within a walking distance are the Tigo Head Office and Accra Polytechnic campus. The Legon City Campus is not difficult to locate; nevertheless, if you have any difficulties, click here for google map directions. 

The Legon City Campus is housed in the Humanities and Education College. In 1963-1964, the University of Ghana created the campus as an external degree wing. Students at the University of Ghana take part-time courses at the Legon City Campus. As a result, the campus is regarded as a favoured campus for older and working students. Legon City Campus has a student population of 7,300 including both local and international students from the West African sub-region. For more enquiries about the Legon City Campus, click here.

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Courses available at the Legon City Campus

The Campus now has courses that offer Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Diploma courses are also available on campus. Here is a list of the academic programmes offered at the Legon City Campus. 

To officially contact the Legon City Campus, click here.

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Are there any hostels on the Legon City Campus?

There are a number of private hostels around the Legon city campus for students to rent. The price of some of these hostels are listed below:

NB: While these may not be the exact prices at the moment, they give you an idea of what to expect. To make further enquiries, visit the Legon City Campus.

  1. CITY GIRLS HOSTEL

Hostel amenities are all part of the price package. These include; water, room cleaning, rent, prepaid power supply, pre-installed cylinder and gas and security services.

1 in a room goes for   Gh¢1,400.00

2 In a room goes for  Gh¢1,400.00

3 in a room goes for  Gh¢1,400.00

4 in a room goes for  Gh¢1,300.00

5 in a room  goes for Gh¢1,200.00

6 in a room goes for  Gh¢1,100.00

B. SILVER TRUST GIRLS HOSTELS

Hostel amenities are all part of the price package (per semester). These include; water, rent, reading areas and security services. For more enquiries, contact 054 302 3755.

4 in a room goes for Gh¢1,400.00

4 in a larger room costs Gh¢1,600.00

 

C. ADIPA MIXED HOSTEL

Hostel amenities are all part of the price package. These include; water, room cleaning, rent, prepaid power supply, pre-installed cylinder and gas and security services.

  1. 2 in a room Gh¢1,900.00
  2. Inner 2 in room Gh¢1,500.00
  3. Full 3 in a room Gh¢1,600.00
  4. Full 4 in a room Gh¢1,300.00
  5. Inner 4 in a room Gh¢1,200.00

C. YMCA BOYS HOSTEL

Hostel amenities are all part of the price package. These include; water, rent, reading areas and security services. 

6 in a room goes for Gh¢800.00

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What is the difference between the Legon Main Campus and the Legon City Campus? 

You may have heard of the Legon City Campus, and are not a University of Ghana student, you may believe it functions similarly to the main campus. Although both campuses are owned by the University of Ghana, they differ in many ways. 

  1.     The Legon city campus has a fee-paying admissions system, whilst the main campus is more of a conventional administrative system.
  2.     The fees charged at the Legon City Campus are higher than those charged at the main campus. This is due to the fact that people who attend classes on the main campus are eligible for specific grants and scholarships.
  3.     The Legon City Campus caters primarily to working people and older students.
  4.     In contrast to the main campus, the Legon City Campus lacks hostels. Students attending the Legon City campus, on the other hand, can stay in the main campus’ hostels. Click here to find some hostels around the Legon main campus.
  5.     Currently, the Legon City Campus offers only two-degree programmes; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences. The main campus, on the other hand, offers a wide range of programmes, including the two offered at the Legon City Campus.
  6.     In terms of postsecondary education, the University of Ghana’s cut-off point could be one of the most difficult in the country. The university’s last grade, or minimum cut-off point, is 24, which applies primarily to the Legon City Campus programmes. However, the same cannot be stated for the main campus as the cut-off point is higher.
  7.     When it comes to location, the Legon City Campus is in Adabraka, whereas the Main Campus is in Legon.

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All things Campus efficiently backs Ghana and Africa’s structural change through advancing human resource capacities. Although it is referred to as the “University of Ghana’s second campus” the Legon City Campus has upgraded facilities such as a library, video conferencing facilities, advanced lecture halls, a health centre, cafeterias and incessant security. 

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