Brief History of Sunyani Technical University


Sunyani Technical University began as a Technical Institute in November 1967 to train middle school leavers in technical courses. In January 1997, Government upgraded the Technical Institute to a University with statutory objectives and functions to provide career-focused training at the tertiary level.

From its historical beginnings to the present, the University has experienced productive growth, in terms of space and student population. Currently, Sunyani
University offers the Bachelor of Technology Degree Programme, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Non-Tertiary Programmes in technical and vocational courses.

The main objectives of the University, according to the Universitys Act, 2007, Act 745, are to:

  1. Provide tertiary education in the fields of manufacturing, commerce, science technology, applied social science, applied arts and any other field approved by the Minister; and
  2. Provide opportunities for skills development, applied research and publication of research findings.