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Ghana is a West African nation with a population of over 33 million (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in Ghana is in the areas of higher education, teacher education, lifelong learning for farmers, gender equality, skills for work and benefits from programmes offered by COL’s regional centre, the Regional Training and Research Institute for Distance and Open Learning (RETRIDOL). Learners from Ghana are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and other available resources.


  • COL’s contribution to the online learning platform to train over 5,000 teachers was highlighted by the National Teaching Council (NTC), Ghana, in its report presented at the Ninth Teaching and Learning for Africa Conference held in Accra, Ghana.
  • Nine course materials in COL’s Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration and Public Administration (CEMBA/CEMPA) Programme were redeveloped.
  • GARU Presbyterian Agricultural Station (GPAS) and COL have improved the lives of more than 30,000 farming households.
  • 10,736 certificates have been issued to learners from Ghana under the Skills Online programme.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Ghana include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training & Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED)
  • Garu Presbyterian Agriculture Station (GPAS)
  • Koforidua Technical University
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  • National Teaching Council of Ghana (NTC)
  • Tamale College of Education (TACE)
  • Worldreader

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, OVC

Notable Mention

The Honourable Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, COL Honorary Fellow

Prof Akilagpa Sawyerr, former member of COL Board of Governors

Ms Esi Sutherland-Addy, COL Honorary Fellow and former member of COL Board of Governors

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