The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and National Accreditation Board (NAB), in 2016, approved the introduction of a six year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) programme for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The six year Pharm .D. programme was approved on the recommendations of the Pharmacy Council of Ghana, the Ministry of Health and the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO). The programme aims at harmonizing the training of Pharmacists internationally and across the West Africa Region as well as enhance the clinical competence of Pharmacists in Ghana.

The Pharm. D. programme replaces the previous four (4) year Bachelor of Pharmacy programme that existed in the Country.

Notice is hereby being served to the general public and all stakeholders that the Pharm.D programme like its counterparts the (MBCHB), Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS.D), is a first degree professional programme and not a postgraduate degree and should be classified and treated as such.


Signed                                                                                                 Signed

Executive Secretary                                                                            Executive Secretary

National Council for Tertiary Education                                            National Accreditation Board 




The Governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Djibouti, Guinea, Togo and the Gambia, with support from the World Bank, are launching the third phase of the Regional Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact (ACE Impact) Project. 

The primary objective of the project is to improve the quality, quantity and development impact of postgraduate education (defined to include Masters and PhD degrees, and short-term professional level courses and training) in selected universities through regional specialization and collaboration. 

The expected results of the proposed project include: 

·       Increase in the number of students, in particularly regional and female, enrolled and graduating from Masters and PhD programs. 

·       Improvement in the quality of programs including an increase in the number of programs – and ACE host institutions – that obtain international accreditation. 

·       Development impact attributable to the project, including improvement in the relevance of the education/training programs and of the applied research evident through: 

·       Increase in the number, and strength, of sectoral partnerships that lead to production and hiring of high-performing graduates, internships for students, application and commercialization of research results, advisory board participation, etc. 

·       Increase in the amount of externally generated revenue, including from companies and other sectoral partners.

StrengtheningHigher Agricultural Education for Agri-FoodSystem

Transformation inAfrica(SHAEA)


 31 July 2018


In collaboration with the Governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, and Mozambique, the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are jointly preparing the launch of a Call for Proposals for a regional program of Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA). The official call is expected to be launched by the end of August 2018. This is part of the preparation for a proposed investment project expected to be reviewed by the World Bank Group (WBG) Board by June 2019. The purpose of the pre-call for proposals announcement is to inform in advance universities from the above-mentioned five African countries and their partners which are interested in becoming a regional anchor university (RAU) through a competitive selection process under the project and plan to jointly prepare applications in response to the upcoming call which will have more details.