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Ghana is a West African nation with a population of about 24 million. COL has been working with a number of partners in Ghana, including the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schools (CENDLOS) and Higher Education Institutes in developing open and distance learning.


COL’s current work in Ghana is primarily in the areas of higher education, teacher education, lifelong learning for farmers, gender, and vocational skills development. Learners from Ghana have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


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
  • General Agricultural Workers’ Union of Trades Union Congress
  • Ghana Library Authority
  • Koforidua Technical University
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • National Vocational Training Institute
  • Presbyterian Agriculture Station – Garu
  • Tamale College of Education

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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