Sunyani Polytechnic has now been converted to Sunyani Technical University (STU) with a redefined mandate to provide higher education in engineering, science, and technology-based disciplines, and technical and vocational education and training, applied arts and related disciplines. This is clearly stated in the Technical Universities Act, 2016 Act 992 passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana and assented to by the President of Ghana on 31st August 2016.
This conversion has presented the institution with a unique opportunity to reposition itself and elevate technical and vocational education and training as a key provider of highly trained critical human resources for industry to spur on national development. It has also created a clear progression and career path and development for graduates of technical and vocational institutions in the country. Hitherto, such graduates were absorbed midway into mainstream research focused traditional university education, and thus truncating the practical education and training they had received.
Consequent to this new development, STU has submitted several uniquely crafted 4-year Bachelor of Technology programmes to the appropriate national bodies for approval and accreditation as required. These programmes will be offered in addition to the 2-year Bachelor of Technology top-ups for HND graduates and other qualified persons. STU will also continue to run technician and other non-tertiary certificated craft programmes already in existence. Preparations are also underway to seek accreditation for the running of Master of Technology and Doctor of Technology programmes in the foreseeable future.
Mission, Vission & Core Values
To become a centre of excellence for the provision career-focused practically oriented middle-level manpower training for the socio-economic development of the region and the nation in general.
Sunyani Polytechnic is a public institution of higher learning that is committed to the provision of career-focused education and training at the tertiary level with hands-on experience and entrepreneurship development to fill the middle-level manpower needs of the country.
OUR CORE VALUES
Students are given the option to locate internship sites or organization close to their homes. Those without an option are placed by the Industrial Liaison Unit. To facilitate the placement of students for attachment exercise, lecturers and liaison officers scout for placement in targeted organization and companies throughout the country to negotiate placement for students. This is on condition that the office is notified at least four months before the start of attachment, for the necessary arrangements related to industrial attachment are made to ensure that the exercise during the period is unhindered.
The total practical training programme for HND students attracts a total of 4-credit hours.Competency Based Training (CBT) II programme for Civil Engineering students require a total of sixteen (16) credit hours of industrial attachment experience for the fourth semester. Students continue with a three-month (twelve weeks) industrial attachment which attracts a two-hour credit as a top-up of the sixteen weeks. Students pursuing Bachelor of Technology programmes undergo a total of sixteen (16) credit hours of industrial attachment exercise for the semester.Students write a comprehensive report at the end of their attachment exercise. The report, the daily log sheet and the confidential report from industry are assessed and graded for each student.