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Sunyani Technical University – STU

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The history of the Sunyani Technical University is very telling, from its humbling beginnings to date, as it continues to define a niche for itself in the education and training of critical human resources for the development of the country.

The University started as Sunyani Technical Institute (SUTECH) in 1967 to offer technical and vocational education and training to Middle School Leavers, and later on, to Junior Secondary School graduates in hands-on Craft/Intermediate Block-Laying and Concreting, Carpentry and Joinery, Furniture Craft as well as Painting and Decoration programmes. Other programmes offered included Electrical Installation, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering Craft Practice, Welding and Fabrication, Cookery for the catering and hospitality industry and Business Studies with options in Accounting and Secretarial management.

It is interesting to note that, some of these courses are still being offered by the University to different targeted groups through the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET.

In 1997, Sunyani Technical Institute was upgraded to Sunyani Polytechnic (SPOLY) in line with government policy to stress on Technical/Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at the tertiary level.

The enabling law, the Polytechnics Act 745 empowered the institution to offer tertiary education programmes, principally, Higher National Diploma (HND) in areas in response to national human resource needs at the tertiary level.

In addition, non-tertiary courses which were being offered in the previous era continued to run as certificated skilled-based courses to serve industry and also feed the HND programmes. Within this period of Polytechnic status, the first corporate strategic plan was formulated to guide the growth and management of the institution from 2005-2015.

In 2016, Sunyani Polytechnic was converted to Sunyani Technical University (STU) and given a new mandate through the coming into force of the Technical Universities Act 2016 (Act 922 as amended).

The TUs Act mandates the University to provide higher education and award degrees, diplomas and other certificates in Engineering, Science, and Technology-based disciplines as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Applied Arts and related disciplines.

The conversion to Technical University has necessitated reforms in internal governance structures and realignment of programmes and departments, increased investment in staff capacity development and infrastructures as well as the formulation and implementation of the second corporate strategic plan for 2015-2020, which is currently being replaced by a new strategic plan for 2020 – 2025.

Sunyani Technical University Courses/Programmes

Courses offered at the Sunyani 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 Sunyani Technical University. You may use the link above to access the page.

Sunyani 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 Sunyani Technical University, you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.

Sunyani 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 Sunyani 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.

Sunyani 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.

Sunyani Technical University Admission List

The admission list of Sunyani 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 Sunyani Technical University.

Sunyani Technical University Fees Schedule

The fees schedule of the Sunyani 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 Sunyani 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.

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

Conclusion

Sunyani 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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