The Takoradi Technical University received a vanity award from the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) for being the Best Regional Polytechnic in Science and Education. The award recognizes the Polytechnic Institute’s professionalism in teaching and learning, the caliber of its researchers, the introduction and realization of international programs, and the institution’s contributions to the advancement of national education, according to a statement signed by the EBA International Relations Manager Anna Gorobets. According to the release, a prize for the “Best Manager of the Year” in the fields of science and education will be given to the rector of the polytechnic.
About Takoradi Technical University
A public university, Takoradi Technical University is situated in Sekondi-Takoradi, the regional capital of Ghana’s Western Region. The State Tertiary Education System included Takoradi Technical University which was founded in 1954 as a Government Technical Institute. Subsequently, following the 1992 enactment of the Polytechnic Law (PNDCL 321). In 2007, Polytechnics Law (Act 745) took its place. Legislators in Ghana unanimously approved the Bill in 2016 to turn six of the country’s ten polytechnics—including Takoradi Polytechnic—into full-fledged universities.
The goal of the university’s logo is to convey the spirit of technical and vocational education. The logo’s circular shape represents the comprehensiveness of the training and education fostered at Polytechnic. Adwen, Akoma na Nsa ma mpuntu, which translates to “The brain (thought), heart, and hands (skills) engender development,” is the motto imprinted around the edge. The logo’s interior is an open book with red gear and yellow background. The interior is meant to represent the technical and practical training and instruction that the university offers.
The Ghanaian cultural symbol for learning, “Ntesie” or “Mate Masie” (literally, “I have heard and I have preserved it”), is set on a blue background with yellow waves to signify the institution’s proximity to the sea. The royal blue color that surrounds the logo’s symbols stands for the idea that “the sky is the limit” for all pupils and the appeal of education on a worldwide scale. The color fire red represents the effort and personal sacrifice required to succeed in any endeavor. The rich yellow color symbolizes wealth created through the practical application of the information and abilities learned via the distinctive education received at Takoradi Polytechnic.
As a result of the government’s decision to upgrade Takoradi Polytechnic, along with five other Polytechnics, to the rank of Technical University, Takoradi Technical University was founded in September 2016.
As a Government Technical Institute, Takoradi Technical University (formerly Takoradi Polytechnic) has been operating under the Ghana Education Service of the Ministry of Education since April 1954. The institute conducted courses in commercial and technical fields mostly at the Craft and Technician Certificate levels during that time, earning Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and City and Guilds of London, United Kingdom. The Ghana Education Service took over the awarding of the aforementioned certifications, though, in 1990.
The Takoradi Technical Institute and five other schools of a similar nature were upgraded by the Polytechnic Act 321 (PNDC Law 1993) to become a member of the Ghana Tertiary Education System as part of the Ghana Educational Reforms that started in the 1980s. According to the law, the Polytechnics started providing Higher National Diploma (HND) programs in the 1993–1994 academic year. To enhance access to tertiary education to develop middle- and upper-level workers, these reforms required the polytechnics to complement the role of the universities.
With the President’s approval, a Bill that the Ministry of Education submitted and the Cabinet of Government examined in 2014 was passed by Parliament as an Act in August 2016, turning select polytechnics into full-fledged technical universities. As a result, the Takoradi Polytechnic Council decided to use the name “Takoradi Technical University,” which has been properly registered with Ghana’s Registrar General’s Department. There are now three campuses for Takoradi Technical University: Effia Kuma (in Takoradi), Butumagyebu (in Sekondi), and Akatakyi (Agona-Nkwanta). With a total area of 152.3 acres, the Akatakyi Campus is the largest of the three.
The Exam Ethics Marshals International presented a prize to Takoradi Polytechnic for upholding the highest standards of examination ethics in Ghana throughout 2012. (EEMI). Reverend Professor Daniel Agyapong Nyarko, the Polytechnic’s rector, was also designated an honorary Exam Ethics Master Marshal in recognition of his efforts to uphold honesty and integrity in the administration of exams.
For the second time in a row, Webomatics, the largest public research organization known for its scientific online ranking methodology, ranked Takoradi Polytechnic as the top polytechnic in Ghana. The Polytechnic, which came in third in Sub-Saharan Africa after Auchi Polytechnic and Yaba Institute of Technology in 2012, kept its top spot among Ghana’s polytechnics.
Faculty and Departments at Takoradi Technical University
Faculty of Engineering
- HND Civil Engineering
- HND Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- HND Mechanical Engineering: Auto & Refrigeration, Plant & Production
- B. Tech Civil Engineering
- B. Tech Electrical Engineering
- B. Tech Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Applied Sciences
- Hospitality Management
- Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Industrial and Health Science
- Tourism Management.
Faculty of Business Studies
- Accounting & Finance
- Procurement & Supply
- Marketing & Strategy
- Secretaryship & Management Studies
Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology
- Department of Ceramic Technology
- Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Technology
- Department of Graphic Design Technology
- Department of Painting Technology
- Department of Sculpture Technology
- Department of Textiles Design and Technology
Faculty of Built and Natural Environment
- Building Technology
- Interior Design and Technology
- Estate Development and Management
Frequently Asked Questions about Takoradi Technical University
How many Students Does Takoradi Technical University admit per year?
The university matriculated 6,194 students for the 2022/2023 academic session.
Is TTU a Federal or State School?
It is a federal tertiary education institution.
What is the cut-off mark for TTU?
According to Takoradi Technical University, cut-off points are only used when a lot of people apply for a particular program.
What is TTU’s Official Website?
Is Takoradi Technical University a good school?
Yes. The top technical university in Ghana has historically been Takoradi Technical University. It is well known for using technologically advanced equipment to support students during hands-on activities. The student is introduced to tech abilities that are in demand as well as the availability of good working disposal.
Are there hostels at Takoradi Technical University?
Yes. The University has three traditional halls of residence at the main campus and one modern hall of residence at its satellite campus at BU.
When is the Admission form coming out for TTU?
The TTU form for 2023/2024 is now available online through www.ttu.edu.gh and registration of the TTU form will start by May 2023.
Who founded Takoradi Technical University?
The university was established with the collaboration of the Ghanaian Government and German Government Support for Technical Cooperation.
What are the requirements for TTU?
Candidates applying for admission to Takoradi Technical University should be aware that the university’s basic entry requirements include at least having credits in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science (for programs related to science), or Social Studies (for programs not related to science), as well as three pertinent elective subjects (A1-C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE).