The Ho Technological University was established in 1968. The main reason it was founded as a Technical Institute was to offer pre-technical education. The institute had significantly improved the courses it offered by 1972. As a result, courses in the engineering and vocational disciplines, such as basic engineering, agricultural and mechanical engineering, building technology, and business education, replaced the pre-technical programs.
About Ho Technical University
A public postsecondary school in Ghana’s Volta Region is called Ho Technical University; it was once known as Ho Polytechnic. With the primary objective of providing pre-technical education, the Polytechnic began as a technical institute in 1968. The Institute advanced its programs and made significant strides by 1972. The facility underwent an upgrade to become a Polytechnic in 1986. Yet it wasn’t until 1993 that it received full legal support (Polytechnic Law 321) to become a fully-fledged tertiary institution, in charge of educating students to the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Degree Levels.
The University has its roots in the previous Ho Technical Institute, which was founded in 1968 to offer pre-technical training programs in several engineering and building trades. The pre-technical courses were modified to more specialized programs in business, technology, and other vocational fields in 1972.
Although the Technical Institute was renamed a Polytechnic in 1986, it wasn’t until 1993 that it received full legal support to become a tertiary institution with statutory goals and functions (PNDC Law 321 as revised by ACT 745).
The university offers Non-Tertiary Programs, Higher National Diploma (HND), Master of Technology (MTech), and Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Programs. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is connected with Master of Technology (MTech) programs on a sandwich basis. The course is offered over two (2) academic semesters.
Faculty and Departments at Ho Technical University
Faculty of Art and Design
- Department of Fashion Design & Textiles
- Department of Industrial Arts
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
- Department of Agro Enterprise Development
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Food Science and Technology
- Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
- Department of Applied Modern Languages and Communication
- Department of Multidisciplinary Studies
Faculty of Built & Natural Environment
- Department Of Architectural And Real Estate Development
- Department Of Environmental Sciences
- Department Of Building Technology
Faculty of Engineering
- Department of Agricultural Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
HTU Busines School
- Department of Accounting and Finance
- Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Department of Management Sciences
- Department of Marketing
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about Ho Technical University
Q. How many Students Does Ho Technical University admit per year?
A. The University matriculated 2,166 new students for the 2020–2021 academic year.
Q. Is Ho Technical University a Federal or State School?
A. It is a federal institution.
Q. What is the cut-off mark for Ho Technical University?
A. The university does not have any standard cut-off points. The entry requirements are rather used instead of the cut of points.
Q. What is HTU’s Official Website?
Q. Is HTU a good school?
A. The university has a respected academic community, a calm environment, enough facilities, and a staff that is equipped to advise and support your training as a junior member of the university.
Q. Are there hostels at Ho Technical University?
A. Yes. There are three principal Halls of Residence” and an ultra-modern Hostel that imbibes excellent human relations and residential life among students.
Q. When is the Admission Form coming out for HTU?
A. The university form for 2023/2024 is now available online through www.htu.edu.gh and registration of the HTU form will begin by May 2023.
Q. Is Ho Technical University Under ASUU?
Q. Who founded Ho Technical University?
A. HTU was upgraded from a polytechnic to a fully-fledged tertiary institution by the enactment of PNDC Law 321.
Q. What are the requirements for Ho Technical University?
A. Entry Requirements
Master Degree programs:
- Candidates must have at least a Second Class Lower degree in a relevant field of study.
Bachelor’s Degree programs:
- HND and Equivalent Diplomas
A second class or below is the minimal requirement for applicants in a related field of study. Those who are admitted will start at level 300.
- WASSCE Holders
Credit Passes (A1-C6) in three (3) pertinent elective topics and six (6) subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies.
- TVET Certificate Holders
I. Certificate II holders who have completed three (3) appropriate trade courses in addition to English, Mathematics, and Integrated Science with credit.
II. Holders of the Technician Part III
- IV. GBCE Holders
English, business mathematics and integrated science/social studies are all included in the six GBCE credits.
- WASSCE Holders
Passes (a1-d7) in three (3) relevant elective topics and six (6) subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies.
- TVET Certificate Holders
I. Those who have earned a Certificate II and have completed three (3) appropriate trade courses in addition to passing English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, or Social Studies
II. Technician Part II Holders
- GBCE Holders
English, business mathematics and integrated science/social studies are all included in the five GBCE credits.
- Mature Applicants
Candidates must be at least 25 years old to apply.