Koforidua Polytechnic

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Koforidua Technical University
Motto Innovating for Development
Type Public Polytechnic
Established 1997 (1997)
Rector Prof. Mrs. Smile Dzisi (PhD, MPA, BA).

Koforidua Technical University is a public tertiary institution in the Eastern Region of Ghana.[1]

Portrait at school entrance

History[edit]

Koforidua Technical University is one of the ten polytechnics established in every region in Ghana. It was founded in 1997 with the vision of producing high-level, career-focused and skilled manpower to support the Ghana's industrial growth. Since 1999 it has produced graduates with HND in accountancy, (secretaryship and management studies), marketing, purchasing and supply, statistics and computer science.

Administration block

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. Since its establishment the Polytechnic its number of HND programs have increased from 2 to 14. 6 of the programs are offered by the School of Business and Management Studies, 6 from the School of Engineering and 4 from the School of Applied Science and Technology.

S.B.M.S block

To meet its 2010-2014 strategic plans it now offers Bachelor of Technology programs for only 2 courses-procurement and Automotive Engineering. Other courses are looking to be added. For the 2012/2013 academic year the Technical University has a student population of 5708.

General notice board

Koforidua Technical University has the support of a number of institutions which includes Ministry of Education and its agencies, National Council for Tertiary Education, National Accreditation Board, National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations, Ghana Education Trust Fund and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

School of Engineering[edit]

Engineering block

Dean: Theophilus Okore-Hanson (m.sc automotive Eng., B.Sc. Mech.eng.)

Department Head Of Department
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Tetteh-Kwao Gabriel Atter. (M.tech management, B.Ed.Voctech-electrical)
Civil Engineering Mr. Eric sackey (BSc& MSc., civil Eng.)
Mr. Samuel Osae (MSc. Const. proj. Mgt., B.Ed., voctech, const. option. FTC build. Tech.)
Energy Systems Engineering Mr. Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie (msc. industr. eng. quality and environmental management, BSc. Chem. Eng.)
Automotive Engineering Theophilus Okore Hanson (m.sc automotive Eng., B.Sc. Mech.eng.)
Mechanical Engineering Wilson Kallai (MSc agric. Machinery & bask. Mech Eng.)

Non HND Programmes[edit]

  • CTC I, II & III
  • EET I, II & III
  • MVT I, II & III
  • MET I, II, III
  • Pre HND OR Access Course
6 Storey engineering block under construction

School of Applied Science and Technology[edit]

Dean: Mr. Nicholas Apreh-Siaw (M. phil. Maths edu. B.Ed. maths, dip. Economics)

Department Head of Department
Applied Mathematics Mr. Isaac Boakye Agyemang (M.Phil. Applied Mathematics, BSc. Statistics and Economics, HND Statistics)
Computer Science Mr. Seth Otchere-Dankwa (M.Sc.)
Hospitality Joseph K Ahima (MSc. Food Science and Technology, B.Sc. Chemistry)

Non HND Programmes[edit]

  • Cookery 812/1 & 812/2 and food beverage services
  • CISCO
  • ICDL
Applied sciences block

School of Business and Management Studies[edit]

Dean: Mr. Geaorge Aboagye Agyeman (CIM)

Department Head of Department
Marketing Dr. Samuel Adde-Boateng (PhD, MBA, BBA, HND)
Accountancy Mr. Samuel Antwi (MBA Accounting & Finance, BBA Accounting)
Professional Studies Mr. Ernest Quartey ()
Liberal Studies Rev. Ferdinand Otibu ()
Secretariaship and Management Studies Regina Biney ()
Purchasing and Supply James Osei-Owusu (MBA logistics & SCM)

Non-HND Programmes[edit]

  • DBS Accounting
  • DBS Secretarial
  • DBS Purchasing
  • DBS Marketing
  • DBS Statistics
  • DBS Management
  • DBS Computer Science

Gallery[edit]

Koforidua Polytechnic panorama from main entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Polytechnics in Ghana". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011.