Best Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees Structure

Best Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees Structure

Best Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees Structure proves to be a useful compilation of different world-class institutions across the Gold Coast.

Best Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees Structure

Fortunately, this list is comprised of polytechnics which have the academic licence to both award Diplomas and Degrees to students as most of them are now Technical Universities.

Best Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees Structure

Highlighted below are some of the best polytechnics that Ghana and Africa at large are ever proud of:

1. Tamale Polytechnic                            

Tamale Polytechnic now Tamale Technical University 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 polytechnic now trains students up to the higher national diploma level, with provisions to mount degree programs soon.

Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees

Our Faculties
  •  Faculty of Applied Arts
  •  Faculty of Applied Science & Technology
  •  Faculty of Business
  •  Faculty of Built and Natural Environment
  •  Faculty of Engineering
Our Programmes
  •  Degree Programmes
  •  HND Programmes
  •  Professional Programmes
Summary of Tamale Provisional Fees
Programme 1st year 2nd year 3rd year
Bachelor of Technology in Accounting with computing GH¢2,583.00 GH¢1,927.00
Bachelor of Technology in Agric. Engineering full time GH¢2,430.90 GH¢2,486.68
Bachelor of Technology in Agric. Engineering (part time) GH¢3,393.28 GH¢3,449.06
Bachelor of Technology in Hospitality and Tourism management GH¢2,761.73 GH¢2,825.32
HND Accountancy, Marketing and Sec and management Studies GH¢1,600.87 GH¢1,220.32 GH¢1,417.98
HND Building Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Welding/Fabrication and Electrical Engineering GH¢1,794.00 GH¢1,413.00 GH¢1,611.00
HND Industrial Art and Fashion Design and Textiles Studies GH¢1,761.00 GH¢1,381.00 GH¢1,579.00
HND Tropical Agriculture GH¢2042.66 GH¢1,607.76 GH¢1,833.65
HND Statistics GH¢1,600.87 GH¢1,220.32 GH¢1,417.98
HND Media and Communication Studies GH¢1,789.72 GH¢1,409.18 GH¢1,606.84
HND Tourism GH¢1,834.00 GH¢1,454.00 GH¢1,651.00
Hotel Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) GH¢1,706.00 GH¢1,325.00 GH¢1,525.00
HND Information and Communication Technology GH¢1,729.35 GH¢1,348.81 GH¢1,546.46
HND Agricultural Engineering GH¢1,794.00 GH¢1,413.00 GH¢1,611.00
Part-time HND Accountancy, Marketing and Secretariaship and Management Studies GH¢2,116.47 GH¢1,735.92 GH¢1,933.58
Part-time Information and Communication Technology and HCIM Weekend GH¢2,244.89 GH¢1,874.66 GH¢2,102.08
DBS Accounting, Marketing, Management, Statistics, Purchasing/supply, Event Management and Entrepreneurship/Finance and Banking, Statistics and Purchasing Supply GH¢800.00 GH¢750.00 GH¢7500.00
DBS Secretarial/ICT Option GH¢850.00 GH¢800.00
Full Time Craft (Intermediate) GH¢750.00 GH¢750.00 GH¢750.00
Advanced Craft Programmes GH¢862.38 GH¢731.28
9 Months Access Course GH¢1,038.70
Fees for Diploma in Computerised Accounting programmes GH¢1,543.80 GH¢1,401.14
Fees for Diploma in Business Administration Programmes GH¢1398.30 GH¢1,255.64
Professional Diploma Programmes Fees GH¢1,440.00 GH¢1363.44

GETFUND Hostel Fee: 4 in one room GH¢494.00 and 6 in one GH¢452.00

2. Kumasi Polytechnic

The Kumasi Technical University, formerly known as Kumasi Polytechnic, is a public tertiary institution in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Kumasi Technical University is one of the on Polytechnics in Ghana diverted into University. It is located at the heart of Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

ainly with craft courses. It became a Polytechnic 30 October 1963 and a University in 2017. From then on, it concentrated on Technician and a few Diploma Programmes. Additionally, a few professional courses were offered. Following the enactment of the Polytechnic Law 1992, PNDC Law 321, Kumasi Polytechnic ceased to exist in its previous form and became a tertiary institution.

Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees

Faculties

It has expanded from three Faculties and one Centre in 2009/2010 to six Faculties, one school and two Institutes in the 2010/2011 academic year. The polytechnic is currently organised into the following faculties, Schools and Institutes:

  1. Faculty of Engineering
  2. Faculty of Built and Natural Environment
  3. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Applied Sciences
  5. Faculty of Creative Arts and Technology
  6. School of Business
  7. Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
  8. Institute of Distance and Continuing Education
  9. School of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovation

School Fees are as follows:

Programme Session: Weekend Session ranges between 800.00GHC to 4000.00GHC

Programme Session: Regular Programme ranges between 2000.00GHC to 2200.00GHC

Programme Session: Parallel-Programme 2000.00GHC to 3800.00GHC

Programme Session: Foreign  800.00GHC to 2000.00GHC

Programme Session: Fee Paying  2000.00GHC to 3000.00GHC

3. Accra Polytechnic

The Accra Technical University is a public tertiary institution and the Premier technical university in Ghana. Accra Technical University was formerly known as Accra Polytechnic.

Accra Technical University was the first Technical University to be established in 1949 as a Technical School and commissioned in 1957 as Accra Technical Institute. In 1963, the Institute was renamed Accra Polytechnic, by the orders of the then President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

By the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (PNDC 321), which became fully operative in the 1993/1994 academic year, the now Accra Technical University was elevated to a tertiary status.

The institution was then placed under the Higher Education Council with autonomy to award Higher National Diplomas (through the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations [NABPTEX]).

In 2007 the Polytechnic Act (Act 745) was promulgated and it repealed PNDC Law 321 of 1992.

This Act has granted the Polytechnics autonomy to award the Higher National Diplomas (HND), Diplomas and other Certificates accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), and award Degrees subject to the conditions that the council of that Polytechnic may determine. Accra Technical University currently, offers ten (10) Degree (Btec) and fifteen (15) HND Programmes.

Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees

Accra Polytechnic School Fees for All Courses

Here is the direct links to the AP School Fees:

Fresh Students   2020/2021
  GH₵
   FACULTY  OF  APPLIED  SCIENCES
  Statistics 4,780
  Food Laboratory Technology 5,480
  Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Technology 5,480
  Environmental Laboratory Technology 5,480
  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Technology 5,480
 
  FACULTY  OF  APPLIED   ARTS
  Hospitality Management 4,780
  Fashion Design & Textiles 4,780
 
  FACULTY   OF   ENGINEERING
  Civil Engineering 5,480
  Electrical &Electronic Engineering 5,480
  Mechanical Engineering 5,480
  Automobile Engineering 5,480
 
  FACULTY  OF  BUILT  ENVIRONMENT
  Building Technology 5,480
 
  FACULTY   OF  BUSINESS
  Accounting 4,780
  Procurement &Supply Chain Management 4,780

4. Cape Coast Polytechnic

This is also one of the best polytechnics in Ghana that has successfully been changed into a technical university.

ACADEMIC FEES
PROGRAMME                       SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR
HND BUSINESS GH₵1,457.68 GH₵1,517.68
HND APPLIED SCIENCES & ARTS GH₵1,545.39 GH₵ 1,605.39
HND ENGINEERING GH₵1,545.98 GH₵1,605.98
DBA, DBTA, DCA, DPR, DEM & DPM GH₵1,902.00
WEEKEND SCHOOL PROGRAMMES:
PROGRAMME            SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR
HND SEC. & MANAGEMENT GH₵2,202.22 GH₵2,262.22
HND HCIM GH₵2,394.38 GH₵2,454.38
HND ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC GH₵2,518.01

 

 

PROGRAMME

 

FIRST YEAR

BUSINESS 1,776.60
APPLIED SCIENCES & ARTS 1,814.03
ENGINEERING 1,830.65
SEC & MGT                      2,492.41
HCIM                      2,428.01
ELECTRICALS                      2,428.01
B – TECH (BUILDING TECH)                      2,118.09
B – TECH (MECH ENG)                      2,334.45
B – TECH (SEC & MGMT)                      2,334.45
D. B.S ACCT/SEC & STENO                      1,610.58
DBA, DBTA, DEM, DPM, DPR & DCA (NABPTEX)                      1,959.43
DBTA, DBA & DCA (NABPTEX)-PROF                      1,769.02
ACCESS/PRE-HND                      1,861.48
HOSTEL FEES                          930.00

 

5. Koforidua Polytechnic

Koforidua Polytechnic, now Koforidua Technical University, over the years has produced high-level career-focused and skilled manpower to support the country’s industrial growth.

Koforidua Technical University was established as a Polytechnic in 1997 in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Its status changed to a Technical Universities on 1st September 2016 in compliance with the Technical University Act 2016, (Act 922).  It is an outstanding tertiary institution in the Eastern Region and one of the fastest-growing Technical Universities in Ghana with immense prospects.

The University started with a “solo block” structure and a handful of students in 1997. However, it has currently grown in respect of student population, programmes, Faculties as well as infrastructural development. The University currently, can currently boast of five (5) Faculties and one Institute with about eight thousand (8,000) students. They are:

  1. Faculty of Business and Management Studies (FBMS)
  2. Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)
  3. Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
  4. Faculty of Built and Natural Environment (FBNE)
  5. Faculty of Health and Allied Science (FHAS)
  6. Institute of Open and Distance Learning

The University offers thirteen (13) B-Tech programmes, twenty (20) HND programmes, and other Diploma and Certificate Courses in business, engineering, and science disciplines.

The Faculties are resourced with the requisite manpower to facilitate teaching and learning in the University.

Non HND Programmes       
  • CTC I, II & III
  • EET I, II & III
  • MVT I, II & III
  • MET I, II, III
  • Pre HND OR Access Course

The schedule for payment of fees in the University as follows:

Pre-HND Programmes

Hospitality – 1342.00

Engineering – 1342.00

NON-HND Programmes

P&S/Entire/Event Mgt, Banking and Finance – fresh student will pay GHC1641.00 while a returning student pays GHC11113.00.

DBS secretary/info.Technology/Stats- the fresh students will pay 1667.00 while the returning students will pay GHC1113.00.

Diploma in public Admision – fresh Students GHC1711.00 and the returning students GHC1149.00

NON – HND Programmes – Cerificate 11

Certificate 11 – Fresh students 1464 while the continuing students 1151.00

CISCO/ICDL Programmes – Certificate 11

CISCO – 538.00

ICDL – 538.00

Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees

Advance/Intermediate Fashion Designs and Textiles Programmes

Intermediate – year 1 is 1,494.00 and year 2 is 1,181.00

Advance – year 1,494.00 and year 2 is 1,181

NON-HND programmes – Evening Session

DBS Acct/stats/ Mkt/Mgt/ P&S/Entre/Event Mgt, Banking and Finance – fresh students is 1,491.00 while the continuing students is 1,133.

DBS Sectretary/Info Technology/Stats – fresh students is 1,537 while the continuing students is 1,133.

NON-HND Programmes – Morning Session

DBS Acct/ Stats/ Mkt/ Mgt/P&S/Entre./Event Mgt – fresh students is 1,401.00 and 1,023.00 for the continuing students.

2 DBS Secretaryship/ Info.Technology – fresh students is 1,425.00 and for the continuing students. 1,023.00 3 Diploma In Public Administration – 1,600.00 for the fresh students.

B.TECH programmes

Marketing – year 1 is 2,383.00 and year 2 is 1,501.00.

Secretaryship & Management Studies – year 1 is 2,437.00 and year 2 is 2,055.00.

Energy Systems/ Mechanical/Automotive/ Telecommunication And Civil Engineering – year 1 is 2,437.00 and year 2 is 2,055.00.

Building Technology – year 1 is 2,437.00 and year 2 is 2,055.00.

Accounting/ Procurement – year 1is 2,383.00 and 2,041.00 for year 2.

Hospitality & Tourism – 2,699.00 for year 1 and 2,320.00 for year 2.

Bsc Computer Science/Info.

Technology– year 1 is 2,383.00 and 2,001.00 for year 2. Btech Statistics – year 1 is 2,383.00.

Weekend session

HND Accountancy/ Marketing/ Purchasing & Supply – year 1 is 2,285.00, year 2 1,993.00 and 1,963.00 for year 3.

HND Secretaryship & Management Studies – year 1 is 2,285.00, year 2 is 1,925.00 and year 3 is 1,975.00.

HND Hospitality Management & Fashion Desigh & Textiles – year 1 is 2,395.00, year 2 is 2,097.00 and year 3 is 2,067.00.

HND Renewable Energy Systems/ Mechanical/Automotive/ Electrical/ Electronic/ Civil Engineering – year 1 is 2,395.00, year 2 is 2,043.00, and year 3 is 2,013.00.

HND Environmental Management/ Building Technology – year 1 is 2,395.00, year 2 is 2,043.00, and year 3 is 2,013.00.

Diploma In Public Administration – year 1 is 1,711.00 while year 2 is 1,149.00.

HND – Evening session

HND Accountancy/ Marketing/ Purchasing & Supply – year 1 is 2,135.00, year 2 is 1,993.00 and 1,963.00 for year 3.

HND Secretaryship & Management Studies – year 1 is 2,135.00, year 2 is 1,925.00, and 1,975.00 for year 3.

HND Hospitality Management & Fashion Desigh & Textiles – year 1 is 2,245.00, year 2 is 2,097.00, and year 3 is 2,067.00.

HND Renewable Energy Systems/ Mechanical/Automotive/ Electrical/ Electronic And Civil Engineering – year 1 is 2,245.00, year 2 is 2,043.00, and 2,013.00 for year 3.

HND Environmental Management/ Building Technology – year 1 is 2,245.00, year 2 is 2,043.00 and 2,013.00 for year 3.

HND – Morning session

HND Accountancy/ Marketing/ Purchasing & Supply – 2,135.00 is for year 1, year 2 is 1,993.00, and 1,963.00 for year 3.

HND Secretaryship & Management Studies – 2,135.00 for year 1, 1,925.00 for year 2, and 1,975.00 for year 3.

HND Hospitality Management & Fashion Desigh & Textiles – 2,245.00 for year 1,2,097.00 for year 2, and 2,067.00 for the 3rd year.

HND Renewable Energy Systems/ Mechanical/Automotive/ Electrical/ Electronic And Civil Engineering – year 1 is 2,245.00, year 2 is 2,043.00, and 2,013.00 for year 3.

HND Environmental Management/ Building Technology – year 1 is GHC2,245.00, year 2 is GHC2,043.00, and year 3 is GHC2,013.00.

6. Ho Polytechnic

Ho Technical University, formerly Ho Polytechnic, is a public tertiary institution in the Volta Region of Ghana. The Polytechnic started in 1968 as a technical institute with the primary goal of providing pre-technical education.

Polytechnics in Ghana and School Fees

By 1972, the Institute made tremendous progress and upgraded its courses. In 1986, the institution was upgraded into a Polytechnic.

However, it was not until 1993 that it got full backing of the law (Polytechnic Law 321) to become a fully-fledged tertiary institution, charged with the responsibility of training students to the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Degree Levels.

The Polytechnic has its antecedents in the former Ho Technical Institute, which was established in 1968 to provide pre-technical training courses in various engineering and building trades.

In 1972, the pre-technical courses were upgraded to more advanced programmes in technical, business and other vocational disciplines.

Though the Technical Institute was re-designated a Polytechnic in 1986, it was not until 1993 that it got the full backing of the law (PNDC Law 321 as amended by ACT 745) to become a tertiary institution with statutory objectives and functions.

Academic Fees not stated yet.

7. Takoradi Polytechnic

Takoradi Technical University is a public tertiary education institution (university) located in Sekondi-Takoradi.

Takoradi Technical University was established as a Government Technical Institute in 1954, and became part of the State Tertiary Education System. Later after the passage of the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (PNDCL 321). It was replaced by Polytechnics Law (Act 745) in 2007.

In 2016, the Bill to convert six out of the 10 polytechnics (including Takoradi Polytechnic) into a fully fledged university received a unanimous approval of Ghanaian legislators.

The Takoradi Technical University was established in September, 2016, as a result of the government’s policy to convert Takoradi Polytechnic, among five other Polytechnics, to the status of Technical University.

In effect, since April 1954, Takoradi Technical University (formerly Takoradi Polytechnic) has existed as a Government Technical Institute under the Ghana Education Service of the Ministry of Education.

As part of the Ghana Educational Reforms which began in the 1980s, the Takoradi Technical Institute and five other similar institutions were upgraded by the Polytechnic Act 321 (PNDC Law 1993) to become part of the Ghana Tertiary Education System.

Academic fees not stated yet.

8. Sunyani Polytechnic

The Sunyani Technical University (formally known as Sunyani Polytechnic) is a public tertiary institution in the Bono Region of Ghana.[1][2]

The Sunyani Technical University was established as a Technical Institute in 1967, as a non-tertiary institution, under the Ghana Education Service.

It was subsequently upgraded to a Polytechnic in 1997, following the passage of the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (P.N.D.C. Law 321), by the Government of Ghana, as a Tertiary Educational Institution to run Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes. The Polytechnics Act, 2007 (Act, 745), which was an amendment of the P. N. D. C. Law 321, subsequently mandated the Polytechnics in Ghana to run and award Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificates, Diplomas and other higher degrees, subject to the approval of the Polytechnic Councils.

Faculty and Departments

These are the faculties under the institutional category:

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

  • Computer Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Pharmacy Technician

Faculty of Engineering

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

Faculty of Built Environment & Applied Art

  • Building Technology
  • Visual & Industral Art
  • Wood Technology

Faculty of Business & Management Studies

  • Accountancy
  • Communication Studies
  • Marketing
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Secretaryship & Management Studies

Academic fees not stated yet.

9. Bolgatanga Polytechnic

Established in 2003, Bolgatanga Polytechnic is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the large town of Bolgatanga (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Upper East Region. Officially recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board of Ghana), Bolgatanga Polytechnic (B-Poly) is a coeducational Ghanaian higher education institution. Bolgatanga Polytechnic (B-Poly) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. B-Poly also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Available Faculties are:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Social Sciences
  • Language & Cultural
  • Medicine & Health
  • Engineering
  • Science & Technology

ACADEMIC FEES

GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL COURSES GH¢: Freshers 2,000.00/ Year 2-1,700.00/ Year 3- 1,500.00

10. Wa Polytechnic

The Wa Polytechnic is a public tertiary institution in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The Wa Polytechnic is a Government Institution devoted to providing quality tertiary education through offering three-year Higher National Diploma (HND), Degree and non-formal short term programmes and courses.

Academic Programmes run are:

  • Pharmacy technology / dispensing technology
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Building technology / estate management
  • Industrial arts
  • Civil engineering
  • Information communication technology
  • Accountancy
  • Banking and finance
  • Purchasing and supply
Academic Fees for Freshers: 2000 GHC

11. Archbishop Porter’s Polytechnic    

The only fully accredited private girls’ polytechnic in Ghana that offers HND and Diploma in Secretaryship and Hospitality, Catering and Institutional Mgt.

This is a secretarial school with a difference. Meaning there is a boarding facility for every student.

The course is mainly secretarial with DBS and NACVET Which comprises of Stenographer, Typist, College Diploma. You will have no regret bringing your ward to such great school.

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