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Welcome to Tamale Polytechnic

Welcome to the Tamale Polytechnic, the premier Polytechnic in the Northern Region, Ghana and one of the most prestigious Polytechnics in Ghana.

Tamale Polytechnic began as a Trades Training Centre in 1951 and then became the Government Training School in 1954. It was converted to a Junior Technical Institute in 1960.

The School was elevated to the statutes of   a Polytechnic on August 23, 1992. As a result of the Educational Reform Programme and the enactment of the PNDC Law 321 in 1992, Tamale Polytechnic was elevated to tertiary status together with Accra, Kumasi, Ho, Cape Coast and Takoradi Polytechnics. The Polytechnic now trains students up to the Higher National Diploma level and degree programmes.

Since the inception of the Polytechnic as a Trades Training Centre, its catchments area has been mainly the three regions of the North, namely Northern, Upper East and Upper West. In spite of the fact that there is a Polytechnic in very region across the country, the student population of the Tamale Polytechnic still has a reasonable level  of influence  in the three regions and even beyond. This is an indication that the Polytechnic continues to maintain a long – standing role as the premier training institution for middle and high levels of technical and managerial personnel for the North, and beyond.

I now invite you to go through the pages of our website to get a better insight into what we do to create a change in the society.

Thank you very much.

Prof. Abdulai Salifu Asuro Rector, Tamale Polytechnic


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Published: 02 September 2016

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