University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

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Type Private
Established 1963
Chancellor Okyenhene Amoatia Ofori Panin II
LocationBunso, East Akim Municipal , Eastern Region , Ghana
Campus Suburban area
Website UCAES Website

The University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES) is a tertiary education initiative by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council under the authority of the Okyenhene Amoatia Ofori Panin II (King of Akyem Abuakwa).


Okyenhene is the title of the king of Akyem Abuakwa, ,an ancient kingdom in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Okyenhene is also referred to as the Kwaebibiremhene as his traditional territory is an area of a dense forest. Again, the Okyenhene is considered the head of the Asona clan in Ghana. The asona clan is the largest among the eight clans of the Akans which includes the Oyoko, Agona, Asakyire, Bretuo, Ekuona among others.


It is the first university in Africa dedicated to agriculture and environmental studies. The university was registered under Ghana’s Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) as a company limited by guarantee in October 2006. [1]

The University College is located at Bunso, in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region. [2] It is a secular tertiary co-educational institution incorporated under the Ghana Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) on 19 October 2006, and is one of the private sector initiatives for tertiary education.

East Akim Municipal District Municipal in Eastern Region

The East Akim Municipal District is one of the twenty-one (21) districts of the Eastern Region of south Ghana. The capital is Kibi.


The mission of the university college in the next five years is to become an institution that provides high quality tertiary education in agriculture and the environment and through which developmental programmes in Ghana can be achieved with strong emphasis on high moral and ethical values among the youth. It will also help raise the standard of education and development at Bunso and its environs through outreach programmes which are demand-driven. UCAES aims to provide, thorough education and training, functional and general skills in contemporary studies/issues to Ghanaians in general within its core mandate of providing advanced studies in sustainable exploitation and preservation of the environment through the complementarities of teaching, research and dissemination/practice of knowledge so acquired. [ citation needed ]


The College offers a four-year Bachelor of Science programme in:

Governance and organisation

The Chancellor The Okyenhene (occupant of the Akyem Abuakwa Stool) serves as Chancellor, and the Chairman of the Council is appointed by the Court; all other principal officers are appointed by the Council.

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  1. "University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies" . Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2009.