Kumasi Polytechnic has a chequered history. It is a spectacularly beautiful institution, which is located at the heart of the garden city of West Africa, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana (Kumasi).
It was first established as Kumasi Technical Institute in 1954. The programmes of study then were craft courses. In October 1963 the institution was turned into a Polytechnic with a second cycle status under the control of the Ghana Education Service. The main programmes which were taught from that time were technical courses in Engineering, Catering and Fashion Design. We currently run 15 full-time and 24 part-time programmes with a student population of 4,722 under three schools namely, Applied Science, Business Studies and Engineering.
Kumasi Polytechnic received tertiary status in the early 1990s with a mission to undertake the following:
- provide tertiary education through full time courses in the field of manufacturing,
- commerce, science, technology, applied social science and applied arts;
- encourage study in technical subjects at tertiary level; and
- provide the opportunity for development, research and publication of research findings.
Scholarships, Bursaries And Financial Support
This is given in order of merit to each Higher National Diploma (HND) class after the First Semester Examination of every academic year. The Ghana Government sponsors the award.
Dr BE Kwesi Prah
Kumasi Polytechnic College
Telefax. +233 51 22387
Admission requirements are the same for Ghanaians and Foreigners. The requirements are based on the results of the following examinations:
General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.), Ordinary and Advanced Levels certificates awarded by the West African Examinations Council.
Senior Secondary School Certificate awarded by the West African Examinations Council.
Final Technician and other relevant Certificates awarded by recognized and accredited bodies.
Certificates awarded by other national/international examination bodies translated into English shall be considered on their merits.
- Sale of Admission Forms- February- April
- Processing of Admission Forms- June – August
- Reporting Time for Freshmen- October – November
The First Semester in every Academic Year usually starts in October/November and ends in March. The Second Semester also starts in April and ends in August/September. Each of the Semesters takes Sixteen (16) Weeks.