Name of organization: Ho Polytechnic
Address: P. O. Box HP 217. Ho. Volta Region
Telephone: + 233-(0)-3620-26456
Ho Polytechnic is the premier national tertiary institution in the Volta Region. The Polytechnic started in 1968 as a technical institute with the primary objective of providing pre-technical education. By 1972, the Institute made tremendous progress and upgraded its courses.
In 1986, the institution was transformed into a Polytechnic. However, it was not until 1993 that it got full backing of the law (Polytechnic Law PNDC Law 321) to become a full-fledged tertiary institution, charged with the responsibility of training students to the Higher National Diploma (HND) and degree levels. The Polytechnic Law (PNDC Law 321) was replaced in September 2007 by the Polytechnics Act (Act 745).
The vision of Ho Polytechnic is to become a reputable technological institution contributing actively to national development.
The mission of the Polytechnic is to:
Maintain a conducive teaching and learning environment to promote the training of highly-skilled and competent manpower imbued with entrepreneurial skills in partnership with other institutions and industry
Provide opportunities for and conduct practical research to advance economic growth
Provide expert service to satisfy societal needs
Pursue the diversification of funding sources to support institutional activities.
While carrying out this mission, due regard will be paid to gender sensitivity, the needs of the physically challenged and respect for the environment
Provide tertiary education in the field of manufacturing, commerce, science, applied social science, applied arts and any other field approved of by the Minister of Education, and
Provide opportunities for skills development, applied research and publication of research findings.
Ho Polytechnic is a secular and non-partisan public technological institution. Admissions and academic awards are based on merit without regard to ethnicity, race or nationality, religious affiliation or belief, physical disabilities or gender. Academic and social interactions within the Polytechnic are governed by the principles of fair play, justice, honesty, moral rectitude and respect for authority, human rights and the environment.
- Competency Based Training
- Fair Opportunities for all
- Gender Equality
- Respect for the Environment
- Commitment to Quality
- Bachelor of Technology, Automobile Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology, Agricultural Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology, Hospitality & Tourism Management
- HND Accountancy
- HND Banking & Finance
- HND Purchasing & Supply
- HND Automobile Engineering
- HND Agricultural Engineering
- HND Agro-enterprise Development
- HND Building Technology
- HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- HND Fashion, Design & Modeling
- HND Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management
- HND Marketing
- HND Oil & Gas Engineering
- HND Production Engineering
- HND Statistics
- HND Secretaryship & Management Studies
- HND Computer Science
- HND Food Technology
- HND Event Management
- HND Information Communication Technology
- HND Industrial Art
- Diploma in Business Studies (DBS)
- Accounting option
- Secretarial option
- Statistics option
- Motor Vehicle Technician (MVT) Parts I & II
- Electrical Engineering Technician (EET) Parts I, II & III
- Advanced Fashion
- Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) Parts I & II
- Cookery II
- Certificate II
- Diploma in Sales & Marketing
- Higher Diploma in Sales & Marketing
- Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management
- Professional Diploma in Sales & Marketing Management
Ho Polytechnic currently has staff strength of five hundred and forty-one (541) consisting of one hundred and sixty-two (162) Senior Members, one hundred and fifty-seven (157) Senior Staff and two hundred and twenty-two (222) Junior Staff.
Considering it from the academic and non-academic points of view, there are one hundred and sixty-five (165) academic staff while the non-academic staff totals three hundred and seventy-six (376).
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Public Procurement Authority: Meritorious performance in maintaining the ‘Mature stage’ of the Benchmarking ladder of the Public Procurement Model of Excellence Tool (PPME), in the implementation of the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663) for 2009-2010.
Dr. Peter K. A. Agbodza, a lecturer at the Liberal & General Studies Department won the University of Ghana Vice Chancellor’s Award for the most outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in February, 2012.
GHAPSA Games: Ladies Handball team won Gold at the 22nd Edition of GHAPSA Games.
1st Prize of the Ghana National ET Robot Competition: The robot (Line-following & Obstacle-avoiding robot) designed by two Electrical/Electronic Engineering students of the Polytechnic won the first prize.