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Full List of Top 10 Technical Universities In Ghana

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Technical Universities in Ghana

Today we are going to share with you all the technical universities in Ghana. Currently, there are 10 technical universities in Ghana, that was formerly known at Polytechnics in Ghana after they were given accreditation by the National Accreditation Board.

Technological advancement has modified studies on skill and art, especially in industrial and applied sciences.

This has led to the addition of technical universities in Ghana following the rising demand for technical expertise in institutions of higher learning.

As a benefit, this has left students with many university choices.

An Institute of Technology, University of Technology, Polytechnic University and Technical University or Technical University as it is known in Ghana is a type of University which specializes in technical related courses like engineering, technology, Applied Science and most times Natural Sciences.

In our guide today we are going to show you the Technical Universities in Ghana which were formally known as Polytechnics.

It is worth noting that it is the Polytechnics in Ghana which were renamed to Technical Universities in Ghana.

In No Particular Order, Here is the full list of Technical Universities in Ghana

Tamale Technical University (TATU)

The university was started as a trades school in 1951 and as a technical institute in 1963. It received technical university classification in 2018 following its conversion from a polytechnic under the technical universities Act, 2016(Act 922). The polytechnic now trains students up to the higher national diploma level, with provisions to mount degree programs soon.

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Kumasi Technical University (KSTU)

The 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.

Accra Technical University (ATU)

The Accra Technical University is a public tertiary institution and the Premier technical university in Ghana. Accra Technical University was formerly known as Accra Polytechnic.

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.

Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU)

Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), formerly Cape Coast polytechnic has gone through stages from second cycle institution to its current Technical University stage.

In 1986, it operated under Ghana Education Service (GES) as a second cycle institution that offered intermediate courses leading to the award of non-tertiary certificates in Engineering and Business Programmes.

The enactment of the Polytechnic Law (PNDC Law 321), in 1992 paved the way for the institution to attain a Polytechnic status in 1993.

As a tertiary institution (just like all the other polytechnics which were upgraded), it was mandated to run programmes in various disciplines leading to the award of Higher National Diploma(HND) which is awarded by  the National Board for Professional and Technician examinations(NABTEX).

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Koforidua Technical University (KTU)

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.

Currently the institution has 5 Faculties and one institute: Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Built and Natural Environment, Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences and the Institute of Open and Distance Learning.

Ho Technical University (HTU)

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 (TTU)

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.

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Sunyani Technical University (STU)

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

The Sunyani Technical University 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, following the passage of the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (P.N.D.C. Law 321), by the Government of Ghana, as a Tertiary Educational Institution to run Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.

The Polytechnics Act, 2007 (Act, 745), which was an amendment of the P. N. D. C. Law 321, subsequently 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.

Bolgatanga Technical University

The Bolgatanga Technical University is a public tertiary institution in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

The Polytechnics Act, 2007 (Act, 745), which was an amendment of the P. N. D. C. Law 321, subsequently 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

The Wa Polytechnic, which was the last of the ten regional polytechnics in Ghana, was officially established in September 1999.

However, it was not until 2002 that the Interim Governing Council was appointed by Government to provide policy direction to the Polytechnic.

The first batch of tertiary students was admitted in 2003 to pursue HND programmes in Agricultural Engineering and Secretaryship and Management Studies.