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Koforidua Technical university is an outstanding public tertiary institution in the Eastern Region and one of the fastest-growing Technical Universities in Ghana with immense prospects.

Koforidua Technical University over the years has produced high-level career-focused and skilled manpower to support the country’s industrial growth. Koforidua Technical University was established as a Polytechnic in 1997 in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Its status changed to a Technical University on 1st September 2016 in compliance with the Technical University Act 2016, (Act 922).

The University started with a “solo block” structure and a handful of students in 1997. However, it has currently grown in respect of student population, programmes, Faculties as well as infrastructural developmentThe University currently, can currently boast of five (5) Faculties and one Institute with about eight thousand (8,000) students. They are:

  1. Faculty of Business and Management Studies (FBMS)
  2. Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)
  3. Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
  4. Faculty of Built and Natural Environment (FBNE)
  5. Faculty of Health and Allied Science (FHAS)
  6. Institute of Open and Distance Learning

The University offers Bachelor in Technology (BTech) programmes, Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes, and other Diploma and Certificate Courses in business, engineering, and science disciplines. The Faculties are resourced with the requisite manpower to facilitate teaching and learning in the University.

 The institution attracts both local and international students.  Over the years, the University has trained the much-needed middle–level professional personnel with specific technical skills in engineering, health sciences, food technology, computer sciences, applied mathematics, business studies and entrepreneurship.  This has contributed tremendously to the country’s industrialization process.


To be a Reference Point for World-Class Science and Technology Education and Applied Research


To provide tertiary-level technical education through the development of carrier-focused skills in collaboration with industry


  • Innovation – constantly seeking creative ways of doing things better
  • Integrity – original and sincere in all we think and do.
  • Impact – bringing desirable change to the larger community.


Commitment and Teamwork

Koforidua Technical University aspires to become a vibrant centre of learning and research as well as a catalyst for development and economic growth for Ghana.