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Tamale Technical University -TaTu


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 University has the 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 a 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 reflection 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 a 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.


The mission of the University is to provide higher education and undertake research in engineering, technical and vocational-based disciplines using a practical and competency-based approach that would produce professionals for the industry.


The vision of the University is to become an internationally reputable institution of excellence in the provision of technical education.

Tamale Technical University Courses/Programmes

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

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

Tamale 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 Tamale 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.

Tamale 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.

Tamale Technical University Admission List

The admission list of Tamale 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 Tamale Technical University.

Tamale Technical University Fees Schedule

The fees schedule of the Tamale 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 Tamale 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.

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


Tamale 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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