History

Koforidua Technical University which was established in the year 1997 as the Koforidua Polytechnic in the eastern region of Ghana, which was later converted to a technical university in the year 2016.  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 about 9,000 for the 2019/2020 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 2016 to 2022. 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 University
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 University Work
Thrust 5: Improve existing facilities to enhance academic work and research
Thrust 6: Explore avenues for internally generated income through the provision of consultancy service and continuing education
Thrust 7: Improve Financial Resource mobilisation and management
Thrust 8: Governance and planning