BRIEF HISTORY OF HO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Ho Technical University started as a Technical Institute in 1968 with the primary objective of providing pre-technical education. By 1972, the Institute upgraded its courses in Engineering and Vocational fields such as Basic Engineering, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, Building Technology, Fashion, Hospitality Management, 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.
The passage of the Technical Universities Act 2016 (Act 922) as amended by Act 2018 (Act 974), gave Ho Technical University the mandate to award degrees, diplomas, certificates and other qualifications to the highest level in Engineering, Science and Technology based disciplines, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Applied Arts and related disciplines.
To become a reputable Technical University contributing actively to national and international development.
To train highly competent human resource to the highest level possible through career-focused education, skill training and research in partnership with stakeholders.
Ho Technical University is a secular and non-partisan public institution. Admissions and academic awards are based on merit without regard to ethnicity, race or nationality, religious affiliation or beliefs, physical disabilities or gender. Academic and social interactions within the University are governed by the principles of fair play, justice, honesty, moral rectitude, and respect for authority, human rights and the environment.
Integrity: Honesty, loyalty and accountability;
Social Inclusiveness: Gender equity, people centeredness and fair opportunity for all;
Environmental Sustainability: Environmental consciousness and community development
Quality: Excellence through pursuing highest standards
Innovativeness: Problem solving through creativity, inventiveness and entrepreneurship