Legon

Brief History

The name “Legon” means the mountain of knowledge in the Ga language which the locals referred to the prestigious University of Ghana located in the area. Legon is divided into North, East and West Legon. However, the biggest and popular amongst them is East Legon. Generally, Legon is noted for its sophisticated modern high-rise apartment blocks and detached houses; older buildings have been renovated to look very new. The area is sparsely populated and occupied mainly by high-income groups and foreigners. There are a number of offices and hotels. You can also find commercial vehicles trotros, buses and taxis connect East Legon to the city centre.

 

Shopping

A & C Shopping Mall is located in East Legon. It is the first mixed-use centre in Ghana which encompasses facilities and services that benefits the community ranging from food and leisure, health services, offices, shopping, total fitness and a children’s playground. Contact them on info@ancsquare.com or +233.302.517518

The Accra Shopping Mall is located on the Spintex road adjacent the Tema Motorway. The Accra Mall is one of the most modern shopping malls in West Africaa and is comparable to other similar sized malls anywhere in the world.

 

Hospitals

University Hospital is a local hospital serving staff and students of the University of Ghana. It provides general care and specialist services. Contact them on 0244-388173/0302-513890

North Legon Hospital is located on the Kofi Annan Avenue off Haatso road in Accra. It provides both general treatment and specialist care. Contact them +233-249 111 788/ 0302 506 666

Bemuah Royal Hospital is located on the 17 Asoyi Crescent East Legon. It is a specialist hospital dedicated to providing in cardiology, emergency, critical care, women’s health, physical therapy, etc. Contact them on +233 302 543 652 / 0302 543 650 or www.bemuahhospital.com

Del International Hospital is located opposite the PH Hotel, East Legon. It is an ultra-modern hospital providing varying in-patient and out-patient such as ambulance services, diagnostics, consultation, general surgery, IVF clinic, maternal and child welfare services. Contact them on +233-234 488 888 | 0236 688 888 | Ambulance: +233 243 674855 www.delinternationalhospital.org

 

Life Health Care Medical and Dental Centre, it is located in the Accra Shopping Mall, Tetteh Quarshie with premium health services running from Monday to Saturday within the hours of 9am to 9pm and on Sundays between 10am-8pm. Contact the centre on +233 302 823 064, www.lifehealthcare.com.gh

DeYale Sports Centre is located in East Legon near the A & C Mall. It is a sports healthcare centre which specializes in chiropractic, physiotherapy, weight management, neurological muscular therapy and other general treatment services. Contact them on +233-273 212 644 / 0203 284 028 or info@deyale.com www.deyale.com

Medifem Hospital is located at House No. C394 on the Blohum road, Dzorwulu. It specializes in infertility diagnosis working with Gynecologists, General Practitioners, Dentist, an Andrologist, Urologist, etc. Opened from Monday to Friday, contact them on +233-302 779 566 or info@medifemhfc.com

 

Schools & Libraries

Ecole Française Jacques Prevert popularly called the French School, it is located in East Legon behind the GT Bank. It offers the standard French system curriculum for ages 3 to 14 years with certification equivalent of ‘O’ (Ordinary) level exams. Contact them on +233 -302 503 898 / 302 507 171 or ecoleprevertghana@yahoo.fr

British International School is located adjacent to the A & C Shopping Mall. It offers the British National Curriculum for pre-school and the University of Cambridge International Examinations Curriculum for primary and secondary education. It offers exams including the CIPP, Cambridge Secondary 1, IGCSE, AS and A Level for children aged 1-18 years. Contact them on +233 289 554 448 / +233 289554449. Website: www.bisghana.com.gh

American International School is located on the 1st Jungle road in East Legon. AIS provides an American curriculum for students from grades Pre-K3 to 12th grade. The school offers limited bus service. It has been approved for candidacy by the MSA and by the ACSI, and is a member of the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) which operates 20 schools worldwide. Contact them on +233 289 547 951. Website:www.aisaccra.org

Springforth International School is located at Trasacco Valley Road, on the main Adjiriganor road in East Legon. It operates English language Primary School from Class 1 through Class 6. French is taught as a compulsory foreign language for students in the primary school. The school uses the British National Curriculum, Key Stages 1 & 2, as well as international textbooks and materials from the US and Ghana. Admission is open to all students at least 3 months of age, but is not guaranteed. Contact them on Tel: 233 302 933 518, +233 246 453 607. Website: www.springforthschool.org

Villac International School (VIS) is a coeducational institution that runs both the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Ghana Education Service (GES) curricula. Provides English language instruction from Nursery through to Sixth Form. In Form 5, students are expected to sit the Cambridge International IGCSE examinations and in Upper Six, they will be required to sit the Cambridge International A-level examinations. Tel: (233)-0302-410516 Website: www.vilacinternationalschool.com

Galaxy International School is located at16 Noi Fetreke Street, West Airport. It is an international school with three campuses (secondary school in East Legon, primary school in Roman Ridge, pre-school in the West Airport Residential Area). Day and boarding education to children of Ghanaian and Foreign nationals within and outside Ghana. The school is basically science-oriented with state of the art teaching and learning facilities. Contact them on 0302-780529 / 0249 493 078. Website: www.galaxyschool.net

Presbyterian Boys Legon is a prestigious all-male academic institution with its motto as”In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen” meaning “In Thy Light We Shall See Light”. It is located opposite the University of Ghana on the main Legon-Madina road. Started by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, it offers courses in Science, General Arts, Business and Visual Arts with certification equivalent to the West African Certificate Exams (WASSCE). Contact them on +233 302 500 945  www.odadee.org

University of Ghana is located on the northeast part of the Accra on the main Legon-Madina road. It is the premiere and largest university in Ghana with student population well over 40,000. It has faculty of Law, Engineering Sciences, Law, Science and Social Sciences. The medical school is in Korle Bu, with a teaching hospital and secondary campus in the city of Accra. It also has a graduate school of nuclear and allied sciences at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, making it one of the few universities on the Africa continent offering programmes in nuclear physics and nuclear engineering. Contact them on pad@ug.edu.gh or +233- 302-500 381 or www.ug.edu.gh for a campus tour.

 

Museums

Legon Botanical Gardens is a stunning, green, peaceful and serene a must-visit garden on a 25 hectares land opposite the Agbogba junction on the main Haatso road after the University of Ghana. The garden has an bar, restaurant, boat/canoe ride, horse ride and a kids playground. It’s a perfect location for the family for walks, sailing, events, bird watching, picnics, etc. Entrance fee ranges between GHS 3.00 to GHS 5.00 opened daily from 9am to 6pm. Contact them on +233 262 366 167 / 208 133 386

 

Restaurants & Bars

Hollywood Boulevard is a chic bar, grill, restaurant and lounge inside East Legon at the A&C Shopping Mall. Contact them on +233-545 664 238 / 0544 764 069

Living Room is a restaurant and theater, ideal for families and groups near the American House in East Legon. Contact them on 030 291 6494