History Of 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