The origin of the Ho Technical University goes back to 1968. It was established as a Technical Institute with the primary objective of providing pre-technical education. By 1972, the institute had made tremendous progress in upgrading of the courses offered. Consequently the pre-technical programmes gave way to courses in the Engineering and Vocational fields, e.g. Basic Engineering, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, Building Technology and Business Education.
In 1986, the Institute became a Polytechnic. It however continued to operate as second cycle institution, until 1993 when the Polytechnic was upgraded to a fully-fledged tertiary institution by the enactment of PNDC Law 321 and charged with the responsibility of training students in the technical and vocational skills to the Higher National Diploma [HND] level. Subsequently, in 2007, Polytechnics were given the mandate by the Polytechnics Act 745 to award their own degrees to the highest level.
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He added that the Minister is aware of HTU's efforts in its equipment and facility sustainability that the government supports the University with and urged that such good efforts be extended to other areas of the University. 5/5
According to him, the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is very interested in investing in hands-on practical training of the youth, as the development we seek as a country pivots around TVET-STEM related disciplines. 4/5
Dr. Dzakadzie who highlited the need for TVET-institutions, said the retooling is a manifestation of government's commitment to TVET in Ghana and charged Management and faculty of the university to ensure that the facility is used for its intended purpose. 3/5
The workshop which was retooled with modern equipment to facilitate practical training of students, was a collaboration between the Ministry of Education, Avic International and the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training. 2/5
As part of the 23rd Congregation ceremony, a refurbished workshop for the Department of Mechanical Engineering was commissioned on behalf of the Minister for Education by Dr. Yayra Dzakadzie, Director for Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education. 1/5