Welcome to the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), the body that oversees the proper administration of institutions designated as institutions of tertiary education in Ghana. NCTE serves as the supervisory and regulatory body that advises government through the Minister responsible for education on policies relating to tertiary education.

NCTE was established by Act 454 of 1992. Operating with the Vision of “Leading tertiary education to greater heights”, the NCTE strives to promote quality, equitable access, relevance, sustainable funding, good governance and management with excellence in tertiary education that support national development. We also publish information on higher education.

Currently, there are sixty-six (66) public tertiary institutions under the NCTE – Universities (10), Polytechnics (10), Colleges of Education (38), Specialised Institutions (2), Regulatory Bodies (3), and other subverted organisations (3). In addition, there are about (55) Accredited Private Tertiary Institutions. Two Public Universities were established in 2012.

We have established several links with institutions in Ghana, Africa, Europe, and across the globe. These include: Association of African Universities; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC); The World Bank; and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). We are poised to collaborating with other institutions and bodies locally and internationally.

You are welcome to our website for more information on our activities.