Lancaster University in collaboration with its partner, Trans National
Education Limited (TNE) on Monday announced plans to open the first
British Branch campus in Ghana.
The campus which will be one of its kind in West Africa would be
known as Lancaster University Ghana and would be committed to produce
graduates who have skills and knowledge to meet Ghana’s industrial,
societal and governmental needs.
Speaking at a news conference in Accra, Mr Ravghav Lal, the Project
Director of TNE said the University is currently working with the
National Accreditation Board to secure accreditation to start admitting
students in October.
He said the Ghana campus would allow students across Africa to
access the University’s academic excellence in teaching and research on
Mr Lal said students would be able to choose from a range of
undergraduate courses in management, business, international relations,
computer science, law and psychology and its high acclaimed Global MBA
among other post graduate and foundation programme.
Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University noted
that the Ghana Campus would contribute to increase the pool of
internationally educated young people ready to take their places in
developing and growing the Ghanaian and wider African economy.
He said the University would join institutions of higher education
to enhance Ghana’s reputation as an educational hub for West Africa.
Prof Smith said Lancaster is highly regarded for the quality of
education it provides as well as the thriving alumni network of more
than 100,000 in 148 countries worldwide.
“Our new campus offer students a different learning experience with
the future career benefits of gaining a globally recognised Lancaster
degree,” he said.
Mr Rakesh Wahi, Founder of TNE said “the campus is our first
education venture in West Africa” and shared the group vision of
creating a network of branch campus experience in Africa, through
quality teaching, state of the art infrastructure, research led
curriculum and innovation in delivery of the curriculum.
Lancaster University has a long history of working with universities
and local communities across sub Saharan Africa and has considerable
expertise and experience in setting up successful teaching partnership
around the world.