Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) which was formerly known as Kumasi Polytechnic has held its maiden Matriculation Ceremony for the 2016/2017 Academic year at the Volley Ball Court of the University on Tuesday, 15th November, 2016. KsTU has actually gone through a process of evolution. This is to say that despite the fact that this year’s matriculation was seen as the first in the life of the “ new” Technical University, the Institution itself was established in 1954 as Kumasi Technical Institute to offer craft courses.
Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) has held a ceremony to welcome the new Chinese lecturer Mr. TU Santang, who has come to replace Madam Wing Ping who taught Chinese at the Chinese Language Centre of KsTU for two years. In his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of KsTU Prof. N.N.N Nsowah-Nuamah reiterated that the Institution would continue to support the Chinese lecturer and make his work in the Institution a memorable one. Miss Che Wen Ping whose position Mr. Tu Santang has come to occupy was transferred to the University of Ghana (Legon).
Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) in collaboration with Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) has organized a training programme for 160 Hairdressers and Dressmakers/Tailors in Asokore-Mampong and Ejisu-Juaben Municipalities. The four- week programme which was attended by four groups from the two municipalities in turns was opened on 14th November, 2016 at the New Great Hall of KsTU. The training is intended to improve upon the production Efficiencies and entrepreneurial skills of the participants.
In order to further sharpen the skills of Administrative staff of Kumasi Technical University (formerly Kumasi Polytechnic), a two-day workshop has been organized for the entire administrative staff. Among other things, the workshop was meant to further enhance the administrative skills of the support staff for them to diligently execute their mandate.
Kumasi Technical University (formerly Kumasi Polytechnic) has sponsored eight of its academic staff members to study various PhD programmes in China. In order to sharpen the academic competence of faculty members for effective delivery, the Institution has made it an integral part of its staff development programme to sponsor academic members of staff who wish to pursue their PhD and other postgraduate programmes.