List of Technical Universities in Ghana

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In Ghana, after completing the second cycle of education prospective students are torn between applying to the Universities or Technical Universities we have here in the country. Here in this article, Answered Queries would like to provide its readers with a list of Technical Universities in Ghana.

In Ghana, after completing the second cycle of education prospective students are torn between applying to the Universities or Technical Universities we have here in the country. Here in this article, Answered Queries would like to provide its readers with a list of Technical Universities in Ghana.

 

The list of Technical Universities in Ghana in Ghana with a brief history of their formation will be made known to the readers of this article.

 

There are ten (10) Technical Universities and fifteen (15) public Universities in Ghana that prospective students can choose from.

 

Here is the list of Technical Universities in Ghana;

 

Accra Technical University

Accra Technical University was the first Technical University to be established. It was established in 1949 as a Technical School and commissioned in 1957 as Accra Technical Institute. In 1963, the Institute was renamed Accra Polytechnic, by the orders of the then President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

 

By the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (PNDC 321),which became fully operative in the 1993/1994 academic year, Accra Technical University was elevated to a tertiary status. The institution was then placed under the Higher Education Council with autonomy to award Higher National Diplomas (through the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations.

 

Bolgatanga Technical University

The Bolgatanga Technical University , (formally Bolgatanga Polytechnic) is a small public tertiary institution in the Upper East Region of Ghana, West Africa.It is gradually increasing its courses and facilities following the achievement of university status. It was converted into a Technical University during the administration of the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama.The institution was established in 1999 but started rolling out its academic programs in September 2003 as Bolgatanga Polytechnic.

Cape Coast Technical University

Formally Cape Coast Polytechnic is a public tertiary institution in the Central Region of Ghana.

Cape Coast Polytechnic was in existence in 1984 as a second cycle institution.

 

In began operating under Ghana Education Service in 1986. It was then allowed to offer intermediate courses and also award non-tertiary certificates.

 

After the enactment of the PNDCL 321 in 1992, the Technical University was upgraded to a tertiary level that allowed it to run programmes associated with the award of Higher National Diploma.

 

Kumasi Technical University

Formerly known as Kumasi Polytechnic, is a public tertiary institution in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Kumasi Technical University is one of the Polytechnics in Ghana diverted into University.

 

It is located at the heart of Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The Vice of the Kumasi Technical University is Professor Nana Osei-Wusu Achiaw. He is the first VC since it was diverted into a University.

 

Koforidua Technical University

Koforidua Technical University is one of the ten Technical Universities established in every region in Ghana. It was founded in 1997. Since 1999 it has produced graduates with HND in accountancy, (secretaryship and management studies), marketing, purchasing and supply, statistics and computer science.

 

Tamale Technical University

Tamale Technical University (TaTU), initially called Tamale Polytechnic is located in the northern part of Ghana.and at an area usually nick named as Education ridge.

 

Ho Technical University

Formerly Ho Polytechnic is a public tertiary institution in the Volta Region of Ghana. The Polytechnic started in 1968 as a technical institute with the primary goal of providing pre-technical education. By 1972, the Institute made tremendous progress and upgraded its courses. In 1986, the institution was upgraded into a Polytechnic.

 

However, it was not until 1993 that it got full backing of the law (Polytechnic Law 321) to become a fully-fledged tertiary institution, charged with the responsibility of training students to the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Degree Levels.

 

Takoradi Technical University

Takoradi Technical University is a public tertiary education institution (university) located in Sekondi-Takoradi, the capital of the Western Region of Ghana. Takoradi Technical University was established as a Government Technical Institute in 1954, and became part of the State Tertiary Education System.

 

Later after the passage of the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (PNDCL 321). It was replaced by Polytechnics Law (Act 745) in 2007. In 2016, the Bill to convert six out of the 10 polytechnics (including Takoradi Polytechnic) into a fully fledged university received a unanimous approval of Ghanaian legislators.

 

Sunyani Technical University

The Sunyani Technical University (formally known as Sunyani Polytechnic) is a public tertiary institution in the Bono Region of Ghana.It is located northeast of Asufufu.

 

STU was established as a Technical Institute in 1967, as a non-tertiary institution, under the Ghana Education Service. It was subsequently upgraded to a Polytechnic in 1997 by the Government of Ghana, to run Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes. The Polytechnics Act, 2007 mandated the Polytechnics in Ghana to run and award Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificates, Diplomas and other higher degrees, subject to the approval of the Polytechnic Councils.

 

Wa Technical University

Wa Technical University (formally Wa Polytechnic) is a public tertiary institution in the Upper West Region of Ghana

 

Above is the list of Technical University in Ghana with brief history on their formation.

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