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Bolgatanga Technical University – BTU


The Bolgatanga Technical University is a public tertiary institution in the Upper East Region of Ghana which is part of our best technical universities in Ghana.

The School was founded in 1999 under PNDC Law 321(1992) which was amended in 2007 with an Act of Parliament (Act 745).

It however began its academic programmes in September, 2003 at the former Meat Marketing Company building in Bukere, a suburb of Bolgatanga.  The building was eventually acquired for the School which became its first permanent site.

The School operated from this site where it recruited its pioneer staff and also introduced its first academic programmes until in 2007, when it relocated to its new and main campus in Sumbrungu, on the Bolgatanga – Navrongo highway.

Over the years, the School has grown in terms of infrastructure, staff numbers and qualification, academic programmes as well as student numbers.

Currently, the School has two campuses namely, the Bukere and Sumbrungu campuses.

The old or Bukere campus houses the Evening School where both tertiary and non-tertiary programme are run while the Sumbrungu or main campus is where the Administration of the School is located together with all full-time academic programmes.

In April, 2020, the School was converted to a Technical University by the Technical Universities amendment Act 2020 (Act 1016).

The University now runs over twenty-five (25) different tertiary programmes of BTech, HND and Dipolma curricula in three (3) Schools namely; School of Business and Management Studies, School of Applied Science and Arts and School of Engineering.

Ecological Agriculture is the niche area of the University. This has made Bolgatanga Technical University to build industrial partnerships with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Savanah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), and the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to improve agriculture in the savannah region of Ghana.

The University is at the climax of introducing master degree programmes in Ecological Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering.

Bolgatanga Technical University Courses/Programmes

Courses offered at the Bolgatanga Technical University are the approved programs to be run by technical universities in Ghana. These are programs accredited by the National Accreditation Board and the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX).

We have a dedicated page about all the courses offered by Bolgatanga Technical University. You may use the link above to access the page.

Bolgatanga Technical University Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements are the minimum criteria the school use when accepting a student into the college.

Since the technical universities are under the supervision of the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX), the agency in consultation with other stakeholders like the Ghana Education Service set the admission requirements for all technical universities in Ghana.

We have a dedicated page for the admission requirements for students who want to attend Bolgatanga Technical University, you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.

Bolgatanga Technical University Admission Forms

Admission Form means the form provided by the School for parents/guidance to complete when accepting a place at the School. The admission forms for Bolgatanga Technical University can be accessed by visiting our dedicated page.

The page also has other vital information like the price for the various forms on sale, the year of programs available for admission, and a bit of the admission requirements for program-specifics.

Bolgatanga Technical University Portal

The admission and student portals accelerate the journey of a potential student until enrolment and graduation. The admission portal simplifies and streamlines the admission process, which is otherwise very long and consists of various stages.

The student portal was created to make it easy for students to easily access the school internet platform to perform some internet-based academic works.

All students and candidates of the University are to create an online account or log in to perform specific academic actions at ease. This portal also links to:

  • Course Registration
  • Fees Payment
  • Result Checking
  • Admission List/Status Checking
  • Academic Calendar Checking
  • Printing of Transcript, etc.

Bolgatanga Technical University Admission List

The admission list of Bolgatanga Technical University is the list of students who have successfully been offered a place to study in the university. Students who want to apply to this university use its dedicated admission portal to apply.

Successful students who met the admission requirements and the cut-off point of the university are admitted.

The list of successful applicants is published on the school’s website and notice boards. Most often, applicants are sent text messages confirming their acceptance into the institution.

The admission list may be accessed by using our dedicated page for the admission list of Bolgatanga Technical University.

Bolgatanga Technical University Fees Schedule

The fees schedule of the Bolgatanga Technical University is the approved academic fees and other related charges by the University.

However, you may have noticed that some technical universities’ fees may be a bit higher compared to others. This is because there are some extra charges the Universities add to the approved fees.

You may visit our page for the fees schedule to determine the exact fees schedule of Bolgatanga Technical University.

Applicants are advised to check the figures well to determine what they need to pay for and vice versa. All fees must be paid into the designated fees collection account of the university.

Bolgatanga Technical University Cut Off Points

The Cut Off Point for Technical Universities in Ghana is any grade not more than an aggregate 30. SSSCE/WASSCE applicants with C6 passes in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science are eligible to apply.

Credit passes in three elective subjects (A1-C6) would also be considered in calculating the cut-off points.

So, in effect, three core subjects and three elective subjects would be used to calculate Cut off points for various Technical Universities, which is not more than an aggregate 30.

NB: The Cut Off Points for Bolgatanga Technical University are revised on yearly basis. To stay up-to-date, you may visit our dedicated page for the Cut Off Point for Bolgatanga Technical University via the highlighted link.


Bolgatanga Technical University is one of the best technical universities in Ghana. This page has links to all the important pages about this university.

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