History Of Koforidua Polytechnic

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.

Koforidua 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.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT KOFORIDUA POLYTECHNIC

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES (SBMS)

B. Tech Procurement Management
B. Tech Marketing
B. Tech Accounting
B. Tech Secretaryship and Management Studies
HND Accountancy
HND Marketing
HND Purchasing and Supply
HND Secretaryship and Management Studies
DBS Accounting & Secretarial Option)
DBS Marketing
DBS Purchasing & Supply
DBS Statistics
DBS Management Studies
DBS Information Technology
DBS Entrepreneurship

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (SAST)

HND Statistics
HND Hospitality Management
HND Computer Science
HND Network Management
Cookery 812/1 & 2
Food and Beverage Service
Fashion and Designing
CISCO

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (SOE)

B.Tech Automotive Engineering
B.Tech Civil Engineering
B.Tech Telecommunication Engineering
B.Tech Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
HND Environmental Management Technology
HND Automotive Engineering
HND Mechanical Engineering
HND Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering
HND Civil Engineering
Construction Technician Course I, II, and III
Electrical Engineering Technician I, II, and III
Motor Vehicle Technician I, II, and III
Mechanical Engineering Technician I, II, and III

SCHOOL OF BUILT AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT (SBNE)

B.Tech. Building Technology
HND Building Technology
HND Environmental Management Technology