BRIEF HISTORY OF SUNYANI POLYTECHNIC
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Sunyani Polytechnic, the premier tertiary institution in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, is the successor to Sunyani Technical Institute which was established by the Government of Ghana in 1967.
In 1997 the institute was upgraded to its present Polytechnic status by the Polytechnic Law of 1992 (PNDC Law 321) and tasked to provide tertiary education through full-time courses in the field of manufacturing, commerce, science, technology, applied science, applied arts and such other areas as may be determined by the authority responsible for higher education. The PNDC Law 321 was repealed by an act of Parliament, Polytechnics Act, 2007 (Act. 745). The Act expanded the operational realm of the Polytechnic to include the introduction of degree and higher degree programmes and provide opportunities for skills development, applied research and publication of research findings.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT SUNYANI POLYTECHNIC
Faculty of Applied Sciences
HND Computer Science
HND HOTEL, CATERING AND INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT
Faculty of Business and Management Studies
HND Purchasing and Supply
HND Marketing Department
HND Accountancy Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
HND Dispensing Technology
Faculty of Engineering
HND Building Technology
HND Civil Engineering
HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Computer Engineering Option)
HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Medical Engineering Technology Option)
HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Power Systems Option)
HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Options)
HND Industrial Arts (Ceramic Arts)
HND Industrial Arts (Fashion Design Technology)
HND Industrial Arts (Textiles Technology)
HND Interior Design and Technology
HND Materials Engineering
HND Mechanical Engineering (Automobile Option)
HND Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
HND Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
Faculty of Creative Arts and Technology
HND Fashion Design and Textiles
Faculty of Built and Natural Environment
HND Building and Technology
Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) Degree in Building Technology (In Collaboration with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) (Regular and Weekend)
A. WASSCE/SSSCE/RSA II (New Scheme) Applicants:- Passes in three (3) Core subjects (English, Mathematics/Business Mathematics, Integrated Science/Core Science or Social Studies and three (3) Elective subjects
B. GCE ‘A’ Level/RSA lll Applicants: – Candidates must have passes in three (3) GCE ‘A’ Level subjects or RSA Stage lll Passes. In addition to the above requirements, candidates must have GCE ‘O’ Level or RSA II Credit passes in 5 subjects including English and Mathematics. GCE ‘A’ Level Candidates must have a pass in General Paper.
C. DBS Applicants: Candidates must have five (5) DBS passes. PLUS 5 GCE O’Level credit passes including English and Mathematics or 5 RSA II credit passes including English & Business Mathematics or 5 WASSCE/SSSCE passes including English and Mathematics.
D. LCCI / City and Guilds Pitman’s Qualification: Candidates must have the Advanced Certificate in three (3) relevant subjects plus five (5) passes at the Intermediate Level including Mathematics. Calculation and English Language.
E. MATURE APPLICANTS
i. Must be at least 25 years old
ii must have at least five (5) GCE ‘O’ level credit passes or five (5) SSSCE/ RSA II passes including English Language and Mathematics.
iii. Must have at least two years working experience
iv. Must pass a written examination and an interview
v. BECE Certificate is a prerequisite for SSSCE/RSA II / WASSCE applicants.