Ghana is recognized as one of the countries with a reputable educational system in Africa. The country has an aim to be the leading country in West Africa and one of the best ways of achieving this is through education. To this end, Ghana has made a lot of investment in her educational system, establishing several institutions.
You can hardly tell which technical school is the best in Ghana as there are so many scattered around the country. This is why we decided to make a list of the top 10 technical schools in Ghana. In this article, we will be discussing the top 10 technical schools in Ghana and a bit of information about them.
List of Top 10 Technical Schools in Ghana
The technical schools in Ghana receive loads and loads of applications yearly. This fact is understandable since Ghana is looking to develop her technology sector. The technical schools in Ghana can be divided into private and public, based on ownership. Let’s take a look at the top 10 technical schools in Ghana in the next few paragraphs.
Koforidua Senior High Technical School
If we were to label one school the best technical school in Ghana, then Koforidua Senior High Technical School will be our choice. The school is definitely A-List, brushing shoulders with some of the best schools in Ghana. The school is known for producing excellent results, in 2011 the school set a record in the Western African Senior High School Council Examination. The school had over 200 students who scored A+ in the examinations. The school places focus on science and technical courses including the following:
- Technical drawing,
- Building Construction,
- Applied Electricity,
- Woodworks, and
- Auto mechanics
There is also provision for General and Visual Arts such as Graphic design, Economics, Picture making, and leatherworks. The school is one of the oldest in Ghana, it was established by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1967.
St. Joseph’s Technical School, Saboba
This school is also recognized for having an excellent record in WASHSCE and SSCE. In the National Best School Award Ceremony held in 2015, St. Joseph’s Technical School came top among secondary schools in Ghana. The school works with a vision of producing competent vocational graduates who will contribute positively to the Ghanaian economy. The school offers the following courses:
- Home economics,
- Visual Arts,
- General Science, and
- General Arts
The school was established by SVD Missionaries of Catholic Arch-dioceses of Tamale in 1967 and was later taken over by the Ghanaian government in 1984.
Don-Bosco Technical Institute, Odumese
This school offers both day and boarding facilities. It is located in Odumase, a suburb of Sunyani town. The school also boasts of a high passing rate in WASSCE and SSCE. After taking part in several competitions, the school has won several awards over the years. The school runs a TVET learning system with the aim of producing valuable and marketable graduates that will impact the economy positively.
Address: P.O. Box 1679 – Sunyani (BrongAhafo Region) – Ghana.
Brakwa Senior/Technical School
This school has not been on the scene for a very long time. It was established just a few years ago but has grown geometrically to become one of the top technical schools in Ghana. The students of this school have an excellent record in both WASSCE and SSCE. The students of this school have gained admission to some of the most prestigious universities in the country. The country has placed a strong emphasis on academic excellence and instilling discipline in the heart of the students. It was established in 2011 by the Government as a day school but was transformed into a boarding school in 2015. The courses offered here include:
- Technical drawing,
- Building Construction,
- Applied Electricity,
- Woodworks, and
- Auto mechanics
Cape Coast Technical Institute
In the 2014/2015 session, this school was awarded the “most resourced” in the Ghanaian Central region. The same year, the school also emerged with the best performance in the Central Region. The school has participated in several competitions in recent times and has emerged as the winner in most. It was established in 1955 as the College of Architecture. It was later renamed Cape Coast Polytechnic before it was absorbed by the government in 1976 when it got its present name.
Address: P. O. Box A15, Cape Coast. C/R. Ghana.
Kumasi Technical Institute
This school, which was established in 1976, is one of the best overall colleges in the whole of Kumasi. It was established by the Ghanaian government in conjunction with the Canadian International Development Agency. It has two main departments, building and mechanical, which oversee all the courses offered in the school.
The building department covers:
- Block laying and Concreting,
- Plumbing and Gasfitting,
- Welding and fabrication
The mechanical department covers:
- Industrial mechanics,
- Motor vehicles mechanics,
- Diesel and Heavy Duty Mechanics,
- Auto body repairs,
- Refrigeration, and
- Air- Condition Mechanics.
Address: YaaAsantewaa Rd., Amakom, Kumasi. Region, Ashanti.
Telephone: 032 2022276.
Asuansi Technical Institute
This is one of the oldest schools in Ghana, it was established on August 12, 1917, during the colonial era. The main aim at the time was to facilitate reading and writing, as well as arithmetic up to basic standard three. In 1922, the school was transformed into a vocational and technical school, known at the time as a Trade School. It was given its current name in 1963 and courses offered include:
- Home Economics,
- Visual Art,
- General Arts,
- General Science and Core subjects
Postal address: 162, Cape Coast Central Region.
Telephone: 033 2133791.
Website – http://asutech.edu.gh
All the schools above-mentioned are publicly owned, which means they are owned by the Ghanaian government.
Here is a list of the top privately-owned technical schools in Ghana.
- Royal Technical College-Accra Metropolitan
- National Technical Engineering College- Accra
- Metropolitan Samonya Tech Institute- Akatsi
- Anne Vocational Institute-YiloKrobo
- Vitus Technical Institute- Sunyani
- Abutia Community Secondary/Technical School- Volta,
- Ho Dokta Electrical Works-Kwebere
- East Catholic Technical Institute-Kumasi
- Metropolitan Adventist Secondary/Technical School- Techiman
- Young Women Christian Association.
In conclusion, ensure that you check out if the technical school you decide to apply for has met all the requirements laid down by the government. It is advisable to pick a school from this list even though there are several other technical schools in Ghana.
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