Prof. Boakye (in suit) together with other dignitaries unveiling the 40th anniversary logo
Prof. Boakye (in suit) together with other dignitaries unveiling the 40th anniversary logo

CCTU launches 40th anniversary celebrations

From humble beginnings as a polytechnic, the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) continues to steadily work towards a centre of excellent technical and vocational education.


Over the past 40 years, the university has produced highly qualified manpower for all facets of industry, academia and governance.

Last Thursday, the CCTU launched its 40th anniversary celebration with a renewed commitment to growth and academic excellence.

The Chairman of the Governing Council of the university, Prof. Harold Amonoo-Koufi, at the launch of the anniversary celebrations said the university was keenly committed to producing graduates with high entrepreneurial spirit equipped with sharpened skills in the technical and vocational sectors to support the nation's growth and development.

He said considering the immense role technical and vocational education had in the accelerated development of the nation, CCTU remained resolute in its efforts to provide the requisite manpower in the technical and vocational sectors.

Prof. Amonoo-Koufi indicated that the university also aimed at ensuring that graduates had their creativity sharpened to provide sustainable solutions for communities and industries within the country and the sub-region.

He further stated that with its niche in renewable energy, the university continued to strive to provide solutions to the needs of its immediate communities and the nation as a whole and work to become the go-to institution for renewable energy solutions.

Anniversary logo and theme

The occasion was also used to unveil the anniversary logo.

The theme for the anniversary is, “CCTU: 40 years of quality entrepreneurial-oriented technical and vocational education: Expanding the frontiers of renewable energy.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the CCTU, Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye, said the anniversary was to mark the extraordinary achievements made by the university in empowering its students and preparing them for national and global development.

Prof. Boakye said the university would continue to explore the opportunities in its niche area, renewable energy to help the nation to effectively explore its benefits.


A former Rector of the university, Dr John Kofi Borsah, acknowledged the contribution of staff and students who had worked tirelessly to make the university an institution of quality education.

He urged them to work harder to place the university on a higher academic pedestal.

Anniversary activities

The Chairman of the planning committee, Prof. Emmanuel Kwamina Bamfo-Agyei, said activities mapped out for the celebrations included a special congregation, a public lecture in honour of the Omanhen of Cape Coast, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II.

He said there would also be an inaugural lecture, a conference of alumni, staff awards, health screening, donation and sporting competition to be climaxed with a grand durbar in August.

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