The Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego Okoe Amartey, addressing the matriculants.

UPSA achieves record enrolment for 2023/2024 academic year

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Thursday marked a historic milestone by welcoming 8,692 fresh students into the University community.

This new enrolment for the 2023/2024 academic year represents the highest ever in the history of the University.

They include 430 professional students and 1,694 diploma students. The rest are 5,801 undergraduate students and 1,280 postgraduate students.

The freshmen include 4,540 male students and 4,152 female students, bringing almost to parity the male-female ratio of newly admitted students.

The Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, made the disclosure during a speech at the 2024 matriculation ceremony held on Thursday, February 29, at the Kofi Ohene-Konadu Auditorium.

The Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey, addressing the matriculants.


He hailed the achievement of the surge in enrolment as a monumental milestone in the university’s history.

He underscored the significance of this accomplishment, describing it as a testament to UPSA’s unwavering commitment to excellence in education and its dedication to fostering a vibrant academic community.

Prof. Amartey expressed profound gratitude to all stakeholders, including Management, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters, whose collective efforts have contributed to this remarkable feat.

The Vice Chancellor highlighted the university’s relentless pursuit of academic innovation, its comprehensive range of cutting-edge programmes, and its steadfast focus on student success and holistic development.

A section of the matriculants at the 2024 Matriculation Ceremony.


“UPSA has received accreditation for the introduction of market-driven academic programmes in the 2023/2024 academic year,” Prof Amartey said.

“Students enrolled in these new undergraduate programmes are amongst today’s matriculants. Seven other new programmes are currently at various stages of approval at the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.”

He emphasized the university’s commitment to providing a conducive learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity among its diverse student body.


More Stories