Methodist University Ghana is a private tertiary institution. Methodist University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the programs, activities, rights, and privileges made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs.
The Wesleyan Mission Society arrived in Ghana in 1835. Since then, the Methodist Church has been involved in the provision and development of high-quality education at the basic, senior secondary, and teacher training levels.
The role of Churches, including the Methodist Church, in providing basic, secondary and teacher education was reduced in 1961 under the then-educational reform programme. The Government decided to be responsible for running the mission schools and training colleges. It also established many secondary schools and training colleges. Currently, Ghana has six state universities: the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Cape Coast, the University of Education Winneba, the University for Development Studies, and the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa.
Despite the existence of these six institutions, considerable concern has been expressed about the inadequacy of the institutional facilities in the universities to cater to qualified candidates to avail themselves of the opportunity for tertiary education. The Methodist Church Ghana was convinced that with her unique record and experience in the provision of education at the basic, secondary, and teacher education levels, it could make a contribution to the solution of the problems of offering education at all levels.
The Church decided at its 36th Annual Conference held in Cape Coast (1997) to establish a Methodist University College. After due preparations and processes, the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG) was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board in August 2000. Its application for affiliation with the University of Ghana was approved in October 2002. MUCG started academic work in October 2000.
The first batch of students reported for lectures in November 2000, and the” second batch in October 2001. The University College has just completed its tenth academic year.