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Submitted by webmaster on November 28, 2023

Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) is committed to striving for excellence and assuring quality in all its activities. The Planning and Quality Assurance Directorate (PQAD) is therefore charged to ensure the highest quality of learning experience for students, maintain standards and apply international best practices in the area of teaching, learning and research.

The Directorate was established to ensure that the quality and standard of the University’s programmes and activities meet global standards and satisfies the requirements of the supervisory bodies such as the National Accreditation Board (NAB); National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations(NABPTEX). To achieve this, the PQAD has in place policies and procedures that ensure promotion of quality standards, improvement of curriculum and courses, the periodic review of programme offerings, and the development of new programmes.

The Directorate is responsible for the following:

  • Manage standards and quality related activities/tasks of the University.
  • Develop a set of strategies for the setting up of standards/quality benchmarks/ parameters for all activities of the Institution from time to time.
  • Prepare, promote, and disseminate, information on standards/quality to all sections of the University through discussion at workshops and seminars.
  • Monitor and evaluate standards/quality measures/parameters of the institution.
  • Organize  orientation  lectures  for  fresh  Lecturers/Administrators
  • Researchers employed by the University.
  • Develop formats for students’ assessment of Lecturers, programmes and courses.
  • Prepare Annual Quality Assurance Reports and present them at seminars at the end of each academic year to the University community.
  • Co-ordinate  Internal  Audits  of  the  University  pertaining  to Planning and Quality Assurance Directorate.
  • Evaluate policies on Quality Assurance and their impact on the University.
  • Promote the service of the Unit as the Information Nerve-Centre of the
  • University
  • Collect, collate, analyse and store statistical data on staff, students, equipment and structures of the University on continuous basis.
  • Coordinate the development of Strategic Plans for the University.
  • Monitor and evaluate Action Plans contained  in  the  Strategic  Plans  as the implementation progresses to ensure that the various milestones are attained.
  • Develop in consultation with Management, the formats for reporting from time to time.
  • Prepare Composite Time-Tables to manage the use of lecture rooms, workshops and laboratories with class sizes and monitor use of same to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Compute Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) for each Department to guide the recruitment of faculty members in response to changes in student numbers.

About KsTU

Kumasi Technical University was established in 1954 as Kumasi Technical Institute (K. T. I. ) to offer craft courses. In 1963, the Institute was converted to a non-tertiary Polytechnic status under the Ghana Education Service to start offering, in addition, technician diploma and sub- professional courses.

Contact info

Location: Kumasi - Ashanti Region, Ghana, W/A

Postal Address: P. O. Box 854, Kumasi 


Tel: Admissions: +233(0)322 496 534, +233(0)322 496 380