Located on the Salem Grounds at Akropong-Akuapem, a historic town with a rich blend of tradition, the Akropong Campus of the Presbyterian University College, Ghana is approximately 49km from Accra. Akropong has a population of about fifteen thousand people and lies on a hilly site on the Akuapem-Togo Range of between 381m and 500m in height above sea level. Its weather is very cool and lovely for most part of the year. It is the premiere campus of the Presbyterian University College, Ghana during its commencement in 2003. This campus has benefited from infrastructural improvements and renovations since its inception. It is currently the home to the Faculties of Development Studies and Education.
The Akropong Campus has benefited from significant investments in its principal laboratories and teaching spaces. From the state-of-the-art computer laboratory to the specialist environmental laboratory, you will find all the industry-standard facilities required to support the delivery of the full range of all the degree programmes on offer. In addition to the laboratories, the campus also has facilities, such as:
- Standard lecture rooms with projectors;
- A fully functional library with contemporary books; and
- Study benches for group activities among others.
The campus boasts a good mix of social and leisure facilities on site, from a mix of canteens and restaurants to sporting facilities. Students’ hostels are also available at close proximity to campus. The University bus is available to shuttle students to and from campus to various hostels. Its mountainous terrains are conducive for “keep fit” and camping activities.
Around the campus
Depending on one’s interest, the Akropong campus offers an enriched array of adventure to explore. Each area has its own unique history. The culture, festival and people of Akropong lend themselves to a strong tourist attraction. Being the capital town of the Akwapim Traditional Area, the “scared seat” of the King of Akropong, Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, is an interesting place to visit as a student or a tourist. The Odwira festival is a spectacular and colorful ceremony of the people of Akropong, held in September/October must be on every student’s calendar. Akropong has been one of the seats of education in Ghana and has a long standing root in Presbyterian Education. Akropong hosts the second oldest modern tertiary institution in West Africa, the Presbyterian College of Education and it has many historical artifacts, archival materials and relics of the Basel Missionary activities. There are many Basic, Secondary and Vocational Schools also at Akropong. In the town itself, one can find shops and market centres for all students’ needs thereby making students’ stay a fulfilling experience.