University of Cape Coast notable alumni: 17 famous people who attended UCC

University of Cape Coast notable alumni: 17 famous people who attended UCC

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is an equal-opportunity institution. It is well-positioned to provide exceptional education by offering thorough, liberal, and professional courses that challenge students to be responsible citizens. For years, UCC has produced notable and prosperous business leaders and industry titans for the nation and the world. Who are some of the University of Cape Coast's notable alumni?

Nii Kwartei Titus Glover (L), Seth Terkper (M), and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (R)
Nii Kwartei is in an office (L), Seth is standing next to a monument (M), and Kojo Oppong is giving a speech (R). Photo: @DanielKwartei, @SethTerkper, @konkrumah on X(Twitter) modified by author)
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When deciding which school to attend, it is critical to research the alumni who have graduated. It is typically a direct or indirect representation of the school. As a result, it is unsurprising that prospective University of Cape Coast students are looking for extensive and up-to-date information on the university's notable alumni to make informed decisions.

Top 17 University of Cape Coast notable alumni

No AlumniProfession
1Seth Terkper Chartered accountant, politician
2Jane Naana Opoku AgyemangPolitician, educator
3Kojo Oppong NkrumahPolitician, lawyer
4Yvonne NduomPublic figure
5Juliet Asante Film actress, producer, director, philanthropist
6Millison Narh Chartered accountant, banker
7Odelia Ntiamoah BoampongEntrepreneur, TV and radio news reporter
8Kwesi AhwoiPolitician
9Nana Ama Agyemang AsanteJournalist, editor, writer
10Malik Al-Hassan YakubuPolitician
11Michael Okyere BaafiPolitician, businessman
12Daniel Asua WubahScientist
13Aba AndamPhysicist
14Nana Amba Eyiaba IEducator, advocate
15Samuel Kobina AnnimStatistician
16Rose Amoanimaa YeboahAthlete
17Nii Kwartei Titus GloverPolitician

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University of Cape Coast notable alumni

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is a public institution in Cape Coast, Ghana. It was founded in 1962 and has become one of Ghana's most distinguished universities. UCC has a long history of academic distinction and has produced some outstanding alumni. Here's a list of some of the most famous UCC graduates.

1. Seth Terkper

Seth Terkper at the Let Girls Learn event in Washington, DC
Seth Terkper speaks during a Let Girls Learn event during the World Bank Group Spring Meetings and the International Monetary Fund on 13 April 2016. Photo: Cheriss May
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  • Full name: Seth Emmanuel Terkper
  • Date of birth: 15 July 1957
  • Age: 66 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Chartered accountant, politician

Seth Terkper is a certified accountant and politician from Ghana. He was Ghana's Minister of Finance and Economic Planning from 2013 to 2017 during the John Mahama administration. Seth Terkper worked in the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) in Washington, DC, from July 1999 to February 2009.

2. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang at the Ministerial Conference in Tehran
Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang participated in the Ministerial Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran on 23 February 2015. Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami
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  • Full name: Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
  • Date of birth: 22 November 1951
  • Age: 72 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Politician, educator

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Jane is a famous scholar and politician from Ghana. She was a Minister of Education between February 2013 and January 2017. Jane Naana holds a full professorship in literature. She became the first female vice-chancellor of a Ghanaian state university when she assumed the vice-chancellor position at the University of Cape Coast. She is the Chancellor of the Women's University in Africa.

3. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is addressing a press conference
Kojo Opong Inkromah addresses a press conference on 12 June 2019, following the rescue and arrest of suspects who kidnapped two Canadian women. Photo: CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
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  • Full name: Kojo Vincent Oppong Nkrumah
  • Date of birth: 5 April 1982
  • Age: 42 years old (as of 2024)
  • Profession: Politician, lawyer

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is a renowned politician and lawyer from Ghana. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is a parliamentarian for the Ofoase-Ayirebi seat. After serving as Minister of Information from November 2018, the UCC alumni was named Minister of Works and Housing after a cabinet reshuffle on 14 February 2024.

4. Yvonne Nduom

Yvonne Nduom is sitting next to a brown wall (L). She is sitting in front of an African man (R).
Yvonne Nduom poses for a photo in an office (L). She is inside a room (R). Photo: @ynduom on Facebook (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Yvonne Nduom
  • Date of birth: 9 July 1953
  • Age: 70 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Public figure

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Yvonne Nduom is a public figure from Ghana. She is best known for being the spouse of the Progressive People's Party leader. One of UCC's notable alumni, Yvonne Nduom, is now the Executive Chairperson for Coconut Grove Hotels. In 2012, she was honoured with the Ghana Tourism Authority's Lifetime Award in Hospitality Investment.

5. Juliet Asante

Juliet Asante at the Africa Cinema Summit in Accra, Ghana
Juliet Asante, CEO of Ghana's National Film Authority, poses for a photograph at the Africa Cinema Summit in Accra, Ghana, on 16 November 2023. Photo: Nipah Dennis
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  • Full name: Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante
  • Profession: Film actress, producer, director, philanthropist

Juliet Asante is a prominent Ghanaian actress, director, producer, and philanthropist. She started her acting career in 1996 in the TV series Screen Two. She was later featured in another film, Escape to Love, the same year. Juliet Asante is now the National Film Authority's Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

6. Millison Narh

  • Full name: Millison Narh
  • Date of birth: 4 May 1955
  • Date of death: 10 July 2023
  • Age at the time of death: 68 years old

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Millison Narh was a chartered accountant and Ghanaian banker. He served as the Bank of Ghana's deputy governor between 2009 and 2017. Millison Narh began working at the Central Bank in 1976 after graduating from Ghanata Secondary School. He served as Chief Manager of the Domestic Banking Division from 1993 until 1995.

7. Odelia Ntiamoah Boampong

  • Full name: Odelia Ntiamoah Boampong
  • Date of birth: 1981
  • Age: 43 years old (as of 2024)
  • Profession: Entrepreneur, TV and radio news reporter

Odelia Ntiamoah Boampong is a businesswoman and television and radio news reporter from Ghana. She reported on Togo's elections in 2015 and has reported on every UNFCCC summit since 2009. Odelia Ntiamoah is a documentary filmmaker, TV news anchor, correspondent, and reporter.

8. Kwesi Ahwoi

Kwesi Ahwoi is giving a speech (L). He is smiling for a photograph (R)
Kwesi Ahwoi is inside an office (L). He is standing next to a plain background (R). Photo: @graphic, @brunofuga (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Kwesi Ahwoi
  • Date of birth: 17 November 1946
  • Age: 77 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Politician

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Kwesi Ahwoi is a political figure from Ghana. He formerly served as Ghana's Minister of Interior. He appointed the first Ghanaian ambassador to the Comoros in 2015. Kwesi Ahwoi has also served as Ghana's ambassador in Seychelles, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

9. Nana Ama Agyemang Asante

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante poses for a photo (L). She smiles for a selfie (R)
Nana Ama Agyemang Asante stands next to a bluish background (L). She is inside a room (R). Photo: @reutersinstitute, @circumspecte (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Nana Ama Agyemang Asante
  • Profession: Journalist, editor, writer

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is a renowned reporter, editor, and author from Ghana. She began working as the deputy online editor for Citi FM's web portal in 2012. Nana Ama also presents the Citi Breakfast Show alongside Bernard Avle on the Accra-based radio station Citi FM.

10. Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu

Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu is sitting on a leather chair (L). He is standing next to a blue banner (R)
Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu is in a room (L). He is standing on a wooden floor (R). Photo: @CitiTube on YouTube, @ghanamps (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu
  • Date of birth: 29 December 1945
  • Age: 78 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Politician

Malik al-Hassan Yakubu is a politician from Ghana who represents the Yendi constituency in parliament. He is a member of the Pan-African Parliament. Malik al-Hassan Yakubu had previously served as Minister of Interior but withdrew in 2002 after being accused of helping one of the sides in a violent confrontation in Yendi.

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11. Michael Okyere Baafi

  • Full name: Michael Okyere Baafi
  • Date of birth: 12 March 1976
  • Age: 48 years old (as of 2024)
  • Profession: Politician, businessman

Michael Okyere Baafi is a politician and entrepreneur from Ghana. In 2017, he was named Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board. Michael Okyere stepped down in 2021 after being elected as a Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Ghana's parliament constituency.

12. Daniel Asua Wubah

Daniel Asua Wubah is holding a phone (L). He is smiling for a selfie (R)
Daniel Asua Wubah is standing in a hallway (L). He is sitting in an office (R). Photo: @onlywubah on Instagram (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Daniel Asua Wubah
  • Date of birth: 6 November 1960
  • Age: 63 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Scientist

Daniel Asua Wubah is a Ghanaian-American scientist. He is the president of Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Daniel Asua formerly served as the Provost of Washington and Lee University. In his spare time, Daniel is a tribal king, Nana Ofosu Peko III, Safohene of Ghana's Breman Traditional Area.

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13. Aba Andam

Aba Andam is posing for a photo (L). She is wearing a yellow sash across her left shoulder (R)
Aba Andam is leaning on fence grills (L). She is in a room full of people (R). Photo: @iybssd2022, @AIMSGH on Facebook (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Aba A. Bentil Andam
  • Date of birth: 1948
  • Age: 76 years old (as of 2024)
  • Profession: Physicist

Aba Andam is a renowned Ghanaian particle physicist. She served as President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences between 2017 and 2019. Aba Andam is Ghana's first female physicist. In 1986, she was admitted to the Institute of Physics as a full member and chartered physicist. She is proficient in French and holds various French language certificates.

14. Nana Amba Eyiaba I

Nana Amba Eyiaba I is wearing African attire (L). She is sitting in an office (R)
Nana Amba Eyiaba I is standing in a queue (L). She is in a radio station (R). Photo: @graphic.com, @atlfm1005 on Facebook (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Nana Amba Eyiaba I
  • Date of birth: 18 February 1950
  • Age: 74 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Educator, advocate

Nana Amba Eyiaba I is a queen mother from Ghana. She formerly served as the Central Region's Director of Education. President John Kufuor appointed Nana to the National Electoral Commission of Ghana from 2004 to 2010. Nana Amba co-organised and oversaw the 2004 and 2008 parliamentary and presidential elections.

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15. Samuel Kobina Annim

Samuel Kobina Annim is in an office (L). He is sitting in a room (R)
Samuel Kobina Annim is standing next to a bookshelf (L). He is sitting next to a multi-coloured wall. Photo: @statsghana on Facebook (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Samuel Kobina Annim
  • Date of birth: 9 December 1975
  • Age: 48 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Statistician

Samuel Kobina Annim is a Ghanaian economics associate professor. He specialises in microdevelopment economics and integrated microeconometrics. Samuel Kobina is also a statistician and the current director of the Ghana Statistical Service. He received his appointment on 1 March 2019.

16. Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah

Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah jumps and qualifies for the women's high jump final during the athletics on day seven of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on 4 August 2022. Photo: Steve Christo - Corbis
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  • Full name: Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah
  • Date of birth: 23 December 2001
  • Age: 22 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Athlete

Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah is a high jumper from Ghana. She has recently participated in global championships at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco. Rose Amoanimaa first competed internationally in 2019 at the XIV African U20 Championships in Abidjan. She earned the gold medal in the high jump with a height of 1.83 metres.

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17. Nii Kwartei Titus Glover

Nii Kwartei Titus Glover is posing for a photo (L). He is sitting on an office chair (R)
Nii Kwartei Titus Glover stands next to the glass wall (L). He is holding his phone in an office (R). Photo: @DanielKwartei on X(Twitter) (modified by author)
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  • Full name: Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover
  • Date of birth: 28 August 1966
  • Age: 57 years old (as of May 2024)
  • Profession: Politician

Nii Kwartei Titus Glover is a politician from Ghana who represents the Tema East constituency in parliament. He is the Deputy Minister of Transportation in Ghana and an affiliate of the New Patriotic Party. Nii Kwartei was elected to the 6th parliament of the Fourth Republic on the NPP ticket in Tema East in 2012.

What is Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang's educational background?

Naana was born in the city of Cape Coast, Ghana. She went to Anglican Girls' Secondary School in Koforidua and Aburi Presby Girls' School. She continued her senior school at Cape Coast's Wesley Girls High School from 1964 to 1971.

Jane earned a B.Ed. (Hons) in English and French from the University of Cape Coast in 1977. She received a Diploma in Advanced Studies in French from the University of Dakar. Jane earned her master's and doctorate degrees from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1980 and 1986, correspondingly.

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What is Kojo Oppong Nkrumah's educational background?

Nkrumah attended St. Bernadette Soubirous School in Dansoman for elementary school. He later proceeded to Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary in Koforidua for secondary school.

Nkrumah attended the University of Cape Coast, earning a bachelor's degree in commerce. He earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 2012. After two years of study, Nkrumah received his bachelor's degree in law (LLB) from the GIMPA Faculty of Law in 2014.

Which university has the most famous alumni?

The University of Ghana ranks 581st globally, tenth in Africa, and first in Ghana in terms of cumulative alumni prominence. Celebrities, politicians, business leaders, athletes, and others are among the University of Ghana's notable alumni.

Above are some of the University of Cape Coast's notable alumni. Most UCC alumni are making indelible impressions and establishing numerous job opportunities in their respective disciplines. Through its alumni, the institution has demonstrated its potential to nurture and grow Ghana's next generation of resilient graduates capable of promoting and sustaining Ghana's economy.

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The University of Ghana is well-known for its academic brilliance and dynamic campus culture, attracting students from Ghana, other African countries, and abroad. It features a varied student body and faculty, resulting in a vibrant cultural and intellectual atmosphere.

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