Tamale Technical University (TTU) is Africa’s premier University in northern Ghana in the delivery of world-class technical and vocational education. The university traces its history to a trades school in 1951 and a Technical Institute in 1963. It received Technical University classification in 2018 following its conversion from a Polytechnic under the Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922).
The University has autonomy to run as a Public tertiary educational institution in Ghana. All the programs run by the University are accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB). The Higher National Diploma Programs are supervised by the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX).
The University has a student population of about 7000 made of various nationalities. There is strong promotion of cultural diversity reflected in the student numbers and background. There are currently students from across Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Mali and Nigeria. Academic excellence is a reflections of the diversity of the student population and absolute emphasis on hands-on practical training, coupled with strong industry linkage.
Tamale Technical University is a member of the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa. It also has membership of the Association of Principals of Technical Institutes, Ghana and Conference of Rectors of Polytechnics and Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities, Ghana.
The University has a very good standing in the world Universities’ rankings in the area of applied research and technology. This is manifested in the form of awards won. The institution was awarded by the International Institute of Governance and Development, South Africa for innovation, integrity and Development in 2014.
It also received the Best Behaved Institution at the 7th edition of the Inter-tertiary institution debate competition in Africa in 2014, organized by Impact Africa. The Nova Scotia Agricultural College also in 2010 accorded the University partnership recognition for commitment to the Development of Rural Entrepreneurship. The Ghana Tourism Authority recently awarded the University for Best Performer in Tourism Education, 2018.
Tamale Technical University is located within the Education Ridge area of Tamale, which is about two kilometres away from the Central Business District. It is digitally located on NS-011-9772. The University’s strategic location gives easy access to various significant places of attraction. It gives a significant hassle-free travel distance to the Gambaga escarpement. It provides easy reach also to the, Laribanga mosque, Damongo game reserve, Mognori ecovillage and Kulmasa traditional ritual site.
A. Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes
Arts, Humanities and Business Programmes
- HND Accountancy Morning Session
- HND Accountancy Evening Sessions
- HND Secretaryship and Management Studies Morning Session
- HND Secretaryship and Management Studies Evening Session
- HND Marketing Morning Session
- HND Marketing Evening Session
- HND Fashion, Design and Textiles
- HND Industrial Arts (Leather Works, Ceramics, Painting & Decorating and textiles options)
- HND Tourism
- HND Mass and Media Communication Morning Session
- HND Mass and Media Communication Evening Session
Entry requirement for Arts, Humanities and Business (Direct Entry)
(i) WASSCE / SSSCE Candidates: Three(3) core subjects (A1 – D7 / A – D) comprising English
Language, Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science, plus three
(3) relevant elective subjects (A1 – C6 / A – D) .
(ii) GBCE/RSA II Candidates: Credit passes (A-D) in five (5)
subjects comprising three(3) core subjects including English language,
Mathematics plus two (2) relevant elective subjects.
(iii) DBS/ABC/RSA III /Senior Stenographer
Candidates: Applicants must possess the following certificates; DBS Certificate
or Diploma Certificate in ABCE or Diploma certificate in RSA III, in addition
to four WASSCE credit passes (A1-C6) or four SSSCE passes (A-D) or four GBCE
passes or four RSA II passes including English Language and Mathematics.
(iv) GCE Advance Level Candidates: Passes
in Three (3) relevant subjects and five (5) credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’
Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Science and Technology Programmes
- HND Mechanical Engineering (Plant, Production & Automobile options)
- HND Agricultural Engineering
- HND Building Technology
- HND Statistics
- HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) Morning Session
- HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) Evening Session
- HND Electricals/ Electronics Engineering
- HND Information and Communication Technology Morning Session
- HND Information and Communication Technology Evening Session
Entry requirements for Science and Technology Programmes (Direct Entry)
/SSSCE Candidates: Three(3) core subjects (A1 – D7 / A – D) comprising English
Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects (A1 – C6 / A – D).
Advance Level Candidates: Passes in Three (3) relevant subjects and five (5)
credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and
(ii) Technical School (Certificate II) Applicants (NABPTEX &TEU)
Applicants must have passes (A-E) in English Language,
Mathematics, Integrated Science or social studies plus three (3) passes (A-E)
in relevant elective subjects.
(iii) Technician Applicants (MET 1 / MVT 1 / AET 1 / AMW)
Applicants with Technician certificate (Part I and Part II) must have
four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE Credits including English Language and Mathematics.
(v) Access Applicants
Passes in English language, Mathematics and Science organized by NABPTERX, plus intermediate certificate or SSSCE/WASSCE passes in one (1) core subject, one (1) science elective
subject and any other science subject.
Other entry Requirements
Certificates or Diplomas holders from recognized higher institutions are eligible to apply for any related HND programme. However, such Diplomas/Certificates must be accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
General Entry Requirement for Mature HND Applicants
Applicants who have evidence of completing school at Advanced or Technical programmes, GCE ‘O’ Level, GCE “A” Level, ABC, RSA, Stenographer, WASSCE/SSSCE, Teachers certificate or any recognized education and obtained the age of 25 years and above but have not met the above stated requirements are eligible to apply as mature candidates. In addition, such applicants:
- Must pass a written examination and an interview to be conducted by the Polytechnic.
- Must provide evidence of at least two (2) years working experience.
- Must provide a Birth Certificate at the interview.
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