The Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Ghana, with support from the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cape Coast, will host the inauguration of The Classical Association of Ghana and the 1st International Classics Conference themed “Classics and Global Humanities”, from the 11th to 12th October 2018 at the Great Hall, University of Ghana.

UG Great Hall Tower
The Great Hall, University of Ghana

As a discipline of study at tertiary level, Classics in Ghana is in its 70th year, and both events (the inauguration and conference) coincide with the 70th anniversary celebrations of the University of Ghana.

The departments of Philosophy and Classics were both created in 1948 as foundation units of the Faculty of Arts in what was then the University College of the Gold Coast. In 2010 these units merged into a Department of Philosophy and Classics.  The current head of department is Dr Martin Odei Ajei.