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University of Ghana ranked best tertiary institution in West Africa by Webometric Rankings

The University of Ghana has been ranked 1,239 on the January 2020 Webometric Rankings placing it ahead of universities in Ghana and West Africa.

The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Since 2004, an independent, objective, free, open and scientific exercise is performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), the largest public research body in Europe, for the purposes of providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

The objectives of the Webometrics Ranking of the World’s Universities was to promote web publication, supporting open access initiatives and electronic access to scientific publications and other academic materials.

Indicators for the ranking are presence (public knowledge shared), visibility (web contents impact), transparency or openness (top-cited researchers) and excellence or scholar (top-cited papers).

The University of Ghana has maintained its premier position in Ghana, with KNUST ranking at the 1,675th position. Besides the South African and Egyptian universities that have characteristically been ahead of UG, only University of Nairobi and Makerere forged ahead at the 1018th and 1082nd position respectively.

The information below depicts the University of Ghana’s World Rankings in previous years for reference.

Webometrics (World Rank)

2005 – 5,794

2015 – 1,761

2017 – 1,657

2018 – 1,555

RankingWorld RankUniversityDet.Presence Rank*Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
11240University of Ghana497260411541267
21676Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology373414214041610
32679University of Cape Coast226749216232649
43374University for Development Studies1669841025063380
54974University of Education Winneba2083842135465340
65671University of Mines & Technology Tarkwa107381281345674767
76391Ashesi University1849576262716084
87502Regent University College of Science & Technology6203490173606084
97783Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration22931173037576084
108946Garden City University College24091551373606084
119138Ghana Telecom University College136691066655646084
1210089University of Health and Allied Sciences147561454931336084
1310269Presbyterian University College60061141164796084
1410729Valley View University140291290054336084
1510957University of Energy and Natural Resources84291516842356084
1612923African University College of Communications231941058473606084
1713963Central University132141482868516084
1814324University of Professional Studies Accra131741327873606084
1914676Koforidua Technical University153491817854746084
2015097Kumasi Technical University149051879454366084
2116141Ho Technical University233651942252836084
2216456Accra Technical University138421593573606084
2316609Methodist University College Ghana240131680169586084
2416819Wisconsin International University College Ghana138081636473606084
2516996Regional Maritime University145031651573606084
2617202Pentecost University College199061623973606084
2717326Christian Service University College63101768173606084
2817437Accra Institute of Technology210131641973606084
2917929Cape Coast Technical University248061940465326084
3018259Lancaster University Ghana175001779173606084
3118520Catholic University College of Ghana208691773873606084
3218862Ghana Institue of Journalism241321778373606084
3319185BlueCrest College207481853873606084
3419673Knutsford University204671916173606084
3519904Ghana Baptist University College217381930173606084
3619980Sunyani Technical University214991940373606084
3720143National Film and Television Institute263651897273606084
3820610Takoradi Technical University220902008273606084
3920748Islamic University College Ghana210132036273606084
4020872Data Link Institute207132052573606084
4121128Tamale Technical University29722517764596084
4221203University College of Managment Studies259032027973606084
4321372Radford University College279962004273606084
4421467Accra Polytechnic295791863073606084
4522062Ghana Institute of Languages289752014173606084
4622276Evangelical Presbyterian University College208372209473606084
4722313Anglican University College of Technology Angutech201372221973606084
4822869Kings University College243752244473606084
4922926Bolgatanga Polytechnic263652275272446084
5022933Dominion University College271182207773606084
5123098Mount Crest University255012260073606084
5223297Laweh Laweh Open University Ghana171022361073606084
5323900Christ Apostolic University College279612302273606084
5424019West End University College274082331773606084
5524362University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies262152386773606084
5624506Jayee University College263162400773606084
5724698Kessben University College235572454273606084
5824916Marshalls University259672451073606084
5925418Zenith University College267742497873606084
6026055Ghana Christian University College184662646173606084
6126875KAAF University College246442690473606084
6227572Concord Business College291212685573606084
6329075Perez University College (Pan African Christian University College)266052908773606084
6429174Maranatha University College292502892773606084

Management appreciates the contribution of members of the University community who are committed to sustaining the University’s reputation as the highly-ranked university in Ghana and the West African Sub-region.

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How To Surprise🎁 Your Girlfriend👩‍👧On Her Birthday🎂

If you want to make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, there are a lot of things that you can do. You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to make her feel loved and appreciated.

In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:

Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
  • Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
  • Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉
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Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.

As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!

If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!

Take her on an unconventional date.

A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.

If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.

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You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).

Get her a thoughtful gift.

When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!

A few ideas:

  • Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
  • Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)

Spend more time with her than you usually do.

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. This is especially true when it comes to your girlfriend of four years who has been feeling neglected lately and has been complaining that she wants more time with you.

You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?

Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!

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important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!

Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.

  • Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
  • Go for a walk in the park, go for a hike, or get a babysitter and go to a movie.
  • Take your girlfriend to an art gallery or museum and look at all the paintings together.
  • Go to an amusement park that she's never been to before (but don't forget her birthday present).
  • Go see a comedian perform live with your girlfriend so that he can make jokes about how old you both are!

Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.

Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.

If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.

Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.

This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!

Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).

Give her a private dance party.

If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.

You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.

If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!

Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.

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For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.

Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.

To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.


You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.

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