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Brief History of Sunyani Technical University
Sunyani Technical University began as a Technical Institute in November 1967 to train middle school leavers in technical courses. In January 1997, Government upgraded the Technical Institute to a University with statutory objectives and functions to provide career-focused training at the tertiary level.
From its historical beginnings to the present, the University has experienced productive growth, in terms of space and student population. Currently, Sunyani
University offers the Bachelor of Technology Degree Programme, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Non-Tertiary Programmes in technical and vocational courses.
The main objectives of the University, according to the Universitys Act, 2007, Act 745, are to:
- Provide tertiary education in the fields of manufacturing, commerce, science technology, applied social science, applied arts and any other field approved by the Minister; and
- Provide opportunities for skills development, applied research and publication of research findings.
Sunyani Technical University is a public institution of higher learning that is committed to the provision of career-focused education in engineering, science and technology, technical and vocational, applied arts and related disciplines with hands-on experience and entrepreneurial development to meet the higher and middle level manpower needs of the country.
To become a top-notch Technical University for the provision of career-focused, practically-oriented and entrepreneurially-inclined higher and middle level manpower training for the socioeconomic development of the BrongAhafo region and Ghana; and to contribute to the global sustainable development.
The core values which the members of the Sunyani Technical University would want to advance to inculcate in all who pass through the institution are:
- Pursue and generate knowledge for personal & community use [excellence]
- Generate innovations that make the world a better place [competence]
- Ignite in our students a lifelong love for learning [competitiveness]
- Celebrate and learn from diversity and communalism [responsiveness]
- Open the world of work ethics to our students [professionalism]