Cape Coast Polytechnic
Cape Coast Polytechnic was established in 1984 as a second cycle institution. In 1986, it operated under the Ghana Education Service to offer intermediate courses leading to the award of non-tertiary certificates.
In 1992, following the enactment of PNDCL 321, the Polytechnic was upgraded to tertiary level to run programmes for the award of the Higher National Diplomas.
Currently, the Polytechnic has three Schools and twelve academic departments with a student population of 2724 pursuing various programmes in Engineering, Business, Applied Sciences and Arts. Arrangements are far advanced for the establishment of the 13th Academic Department – Department of Purchasing and Supply – in the School of Business and Management Studies.
Through the Staff Development Policy members of staff have greatly improved their academic qualifications to enhance teaching and learning in the Polytechnic. Currently, the Polytechnic has teaching staff strength of 90.
We are very grateful to the Government of Ghana for providing infrastructure and funds for the development of the Polytechnic. The second phase of a three-storey classroom block project is completed. Phase II of the housing project for staff is also completed. Management is liaising with some private organizations to construct more hostel facilities for students to ease accommodation problems.
The vision of Cape Coast Polytechnic is to be a leading Polytechnic in Ghana that offers high quality career-oriented vocational and technical education for national development.
As enshrined in our motto “Nyimdzee na Nkyerekyere ma Nyansa” literally explained as “Knowledge and Education culminate in Wisdom,” Cape Coast Polytechnic has as its mission to provide increasing access to tertiary education for all people who have a yearning to acquire a hands-on training for academic and professional excellence.
Areas of Interest for Partnership
- Seeking collaboration on improving vocational education training focus on skill development.
- Collaborating on solar panel design and installation programme
- Improving on applied research