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About Koforidua Technical University KTU


About Koforidua Technical University KTU


Koforidua Technical University which was established in the year 1997.  The University , which was founded with the vision of producing high-level, career-focused and skilled manpower to support the country’s industrial growth, has since 1999 turned out graduates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Statistics and Computer Science.

The University currently has five faculties and one Institute namely, the Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty  of Health and Allied Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Built and Natural Environment, Faculty of Engineering and the Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IODL). The University has increased its academic programme offerings significantly from two (2) at the inception of 1997 to a total of twenty(20) Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes and Thirteen (13) Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) programmes.

The University is committed to rapid staff development to meet the needs of the growing student population which currently stands at 6,895 for the 2016/2017 Academic year. Through several collaborations, a significant number of staff members are pursuing further studies in Ghana and abroad.

The University has been executing a Strategic Plan which is intended to run from 2014 to 2020. The main thrusts of the Strategic Plan are:

Thrust 1: Consolidating existing programs and introducing new ones as a way attracting top class and highly motivated students to the Polytechnic
Thrust 2: Develop human resource capacities to improve efficiency and effectiveness
Thrust 3: Provision of quality infrastructure and leaning facilities to enhance teaching and learning
Thrust 4: Harness in ICT facilities for maximum effectiveness in all area in the Polytechnic Work
Thrust 5: Improve existing facilities to enhance academic work and research
Thrust 6: Explore avenues for internally generated income through provision of consultancy service and continuing education
Thrust 7: Improve Financial Resource mobilisation and management
Thrust 8: Governance and planning


Prof (Mrs.) Smile Gavua Dzisi,

Vice Chancellor, KTU

The Emblem

The emblem of Koforidua Technical University consists of the artistic arrangement of two basic elements, which are unswerving with the core objectives of this noble Institution – Teaching, Research and Service to humanity. These elements are the Adinkra symbol and a Gear.

The traditional Ghanaian Adinkra symbol “Nea onnim no sua a, ohu” is placed at the centre of the emblem. A Gear (in an orange) with blue outline surrounds  the Adinkra symbol in a white background.
The name of the Institution (written on a blue background) can be found at the outer of the above elements and it is artistically designed to fit to the path of the circle to hinge on the slogan (in a white background) “Innovating for Development” at the bottom of the emblem.

COLOR BLUE (#004C84)

Symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, truth and intelligence.


Is associated with the core values of the University – Creativity, Determination and Teamwork.


Is considered to be the color of perfection. This is in line with the University’s quest to provide quality teaching and Learning.


The name of this Adinkra symbol is “Nea onim no sua a, ohu” To wit “ he who does not know can know from Learning” underscores the University’s status as the repository of knowledge, wisdom and Lifelong education.


The Gear symbolizes the application of scientific knowledge for socio-economic development


Vision, Mission & Core Values


To be providers of standard science and technology education, a center of excellence in applied research and a reference point for solution to community problems.


Our mission is to provide tertiary level technical education through the development of career-focused skills in collaboration with industry.



Innovation, integrity, impact


Commitment and teamwork

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