Posted on :
21 Sep, 2016
21 Sep, 2016
Koforidua Polytechnic which was established in the year 1997. The Polytechnic, 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 Polytechnic currently has four Schools and one Institute namely, the School of Business and Management Studies, School of Applied Science and Technology, School of Built and Natural Environment, School of Engineering and the Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IODL). The Polytechnic has increased its academic programme offerings significantly from two (2) at the inception of 1997 to a total of fifteen (15) HND programmes. Out of the fifteen (15) HND programmes, four (4) are from the School of Business & Management Studies, five (5) are from the School of Engineering, four (4) from School of Applied Science and Technology and the remaining two (2) programmes are from the School of Built and Natural Environment.
In keeping with its Strategic Plan (2010 – 2014) to increase access to tertiary education for many prospective students, the Polytechnic plans to introduce Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) programmes for the existing HND programmes. The polytechnic currently runs seven (7) Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) programmes. Other programmes are also at various stages of the accreditation process.
The Polytechnic is committed to rapid staff development to meet the needs of the growing student population which currently stands at 6,895 for the 2013/2014 Academic year. Through several collaborations, a significant number of staff members are pursuing further studies in Ghana and abroad.