List of all technical schools in Ghana as of 2024: locations and courses

List of all technical schools in Ghana as of 2024: locations and courses

Technical schools in Ghana offer education focused on research and vocational training. Trainees join these institutions after completing their secondary-level education. Some senior high schools also offer technical subjects. Learners pursuing technical education prepare for careers based on practical applications.

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There are over a hundred technical schools in Ghana. They are located in various parts of the country and offer different academic programmes. Every year, prospective students apply for admission into their courses of interest and are only admitted if they meet the minimum requirements.

Technical schools in Ghana and their categories

Higher education institutions in Ghana include private and public vocational and technical colleges and universities. Below is a list of all technical schools in Ghana and their locations.

Note that each school has a list of programmes offered, and the entry requirements may vary from one institution to another.

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Category A technical schools in Ghana

Category A institutions are arguably the best technical schools in Ghana. They are 18 in total, and are distributed across various regions.

InstitutionLocation/ RegionGenderAccommodation
Accra Technical Training CentreGreater AccraMixedDay
Ada Technical InstituteGreater AccraMixedDay/Boarding
Akwatia Technical InstituteEasternMixedDay/Boarding
Anlo Technical InstituteVoltaMixedDay/Boarding
Asuansi Technical Institute CentralMixedDay/Boarding
Bawku Technical InstituteUpper EastMixedDay/Boarding
Bolga Technical Institute Upper EastMixedDay/Boarding
Cape Coast Technical InstituteCentralMixedDay/Boarding
Dabokpa Vocational and Technical Institute NorthernMixedDay/Boarding
Kikam Technical Institute WesternMixedDay/Boarding
Koforidua Technical Institute EasternMixedDay/Boarding
Kpando Technical Institute VoltaMixedDay/Boarding
Kumasi Technical Institute AshantiMixedDay/Boarding
Nkoranza Technical Institute Bono EastMixedDay/Boarding
St. Paul’s Technical Institute EasternMixedDay/Boarding
Takoradi Technical Institute WesternMixedDay
Tema Technical Institute Greater AccraMixedDay
Wa Technical Institute Upper WestMixedDay/Boarding

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Category B technical schools in Ghana

There are 12 category B technical schools in Ghana, as listed in the table below.

InstitutionLocation/ Region Gender Accommodation
Abetifi Technical Institute EasternMixedDay/Boarding
Amankwakrom Fisheries and Agricultural Technical InstituteEasternMixedDay/Boarding
Comboni Technical Vocational InstituteVoltaMixedDay/Boarding
Don Bosco Vocational and Technical InstituteBonoMixedDay
Enyan-Abaasa Technical InstituteCentralMixedDay/Boarding
Have Technical InstituteVoltaMixedDay/Boarding
Krobea Asante Vocational and Technical InstituteAshantiMixedDay/Boarding
Sacred Heart Technical InstituteGreater AccraMixedDay
St. Basilides Vocational and Technical InstituteUpper WestMixedDay/Boarding
St. Joseph’s Technical InstituteNorthernMixedDay/Boarding
St. Joseph’s Technical InstituteEasternMixedDay/Boarding
Sunyani Methodist Technical InstituteBonoMixedDay/Boarding

Category C technical schools in Ghana in 2024

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Did you know Ghana has over 150 Category C institutions spread across various regions? Discover more about them today.


Ahafo region was created not long ago, and its capital is Goaso. It includes Tano North and South, Asutifi North and South, and Asunafo North and South. The technical institutes in this region are listed below.

Technology Solution Centre, GoasoMixed Day/Boarding
Fawohoyeden YLSTIMixed Day/Boarding
Gyedu ICCESMixedDay
Yamfo Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, BechemMixedDay/Boarding

Ashanti region

Ashanti Region is located in the southern part of the country and is the third-largest administrative region. The region has over 20 institutions.

Agona CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Methodist Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
St. Michael Vocational and Technical InstituteMixedDay
Hemang Buoho Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, KonongoMixedDay/Boarding
Asankare YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Institute of Business Studies-KumasiMixedDay/Boarding
Nerebehi ICCESMixedDay
Twedie ICCESMixedDay
Bekwai CDVTIMixedDay
Technology Solution Centre, BekwaiMixedDay/Boarding
Amoafo Vocational/ Technical Institute – BekwaiMixedDay
Konkoma ICCESMixedDay
Tetrefu ICCESMixedDay
Kwamo CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Baworo ICCESMixedDay
OICG Kumasi CentreMixedDay
Kumasi Vocational Training Institute-KumasiMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Center, MampongMixedDay
Amoawi ICCESMixedDay/Boarding
Kumawuman Institute of Skills TrainingMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, Sekyere KumawuMixedDay/Boarding

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Sunyani is Bono's capital. Bono region was carved out of the former Brong Ahafo region, and below is a list of its Category C technical institutes.

Technology Solution Centre, Dormaa AhenkroMixedDay/Boarding
Dormaa Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, DroboMixedDay/Boarding
Our Lady Fatima Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Sunyani CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Bono RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Social Welfare Vocational/ Rehabilitation Training CentreMixedDay/Boarding
Nsoatre CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Bechem CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding

Bono East

Bono East Region is a new region carved out of the then Brong Ahafo Region. Its capital is Techiman, and it covers a land area of 22,952 square kilometres. It has two institutes.

Kintampo CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, TechimanMixedDay/Boarding


The Central Region was the former administrative centre of Gold Coast. It is renowned for its elite higher education institutions and an economy based on an abundance of industrial minerals.

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National Vocational Training Centre – Agona – SwedruMixedDay/Boarding
Ajumako Afranse YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Career Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Center, Assin EdubiaseMixedDay/Boarding
Assin Foso Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, Awutu SenyaMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Central RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Social Welfare Girls Vocational Training CentreGirlsDay/Boarding
Winneba Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Panfokrom CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Gomoa Adaa Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Mankoadzi ICCESMixedDay
Kingstech ICCESMixedDay
Technology Solution Centre, ElminaMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Center, MankesimMixedDay/Boarding
Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Institute, BiriwaMixedDay/Boarding


Did you know the languages widely spoken in the Eastern Region of Ghana are Twi, Krobo, and Anum? This region is home to over ten Category C technical institutions, as listed in the table below.

J.G. Knol Vocational InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
St. Mary’s Vocational/ Technical InstituteGirlsDay/Boarding
Akrofufu ICCESMixedDay
Anum Presbyterian Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Kibi CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Takrowase YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, DonkorkromMixedDay/Boarding
Abetifi Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Kpong CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Eastern RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Social Welfare Vocational Training Centre – KoforiduaMixedDay/Boarding
Abiriw ICCESMixedDay
Technology Solution Centre, SuhumMixedDay/Boarding
Suhum CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
St. Mary’s Vocational Training Institute – EasternMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, AsamankeseMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, SomanyaMixedDay/Boarding
Social Welfare Vocational Training CentreMixedDay/Boarding

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Greater Accra

There are almost 20 technical schools in Greater Accra. The Greater Accra Region is the smallest area among Ghana's 16 administrative regions, and below is a list of its Category C technical institutes.

Teshie Technical InstituteMixedDay
Ashiaman Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay
New Century Career Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
OICG Accra CentreMixedDay
Pilot Training Institute-KokomlemleMixedDay
Kanda Career Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Growth ICCESMixedDay
Ngleshie Amanfro ICCESMixedDay
Madina CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Afienya YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Prampram CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
South Labone Girls Vocational Training Centre, Osu, AccraGirlsDay/Boarding
Agomeda ICCESMixedDay
Dodowa ICCESMixedDay
Tema Industrial MissionMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Gt Accra RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Construction Machinery Mechanic Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding

North East

The North East region was created in December 2018 after a referendum was voted upon to break it off from the Northern region. It has two category C technical institutions.

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Walewale Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay
Nalerigu YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding


The Northern region is one of the driest regions in Ghana because of its proximity to the Sahara Desert and the Sahel region. Its Category C technical schools are listed below.

Kofi Annan Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Tamale CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Northern RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Tamale Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
St. Mary’s Vocational Training InstituteGirlsDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, SaveluguMixedDay/Boarding
Zugu Dabogni CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Tamale Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding


Oti region is one of the newly created regions of the country in December 2018. The region was carved out of the northern part of the Volta Region.

Fr. Dogli Memorial Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Kete Krachi CDVTIMixedDay
St Theresa’s Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay
Technology Solution Centre, KrachiMixedDay/Boarding


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Savannah region is one of the newest regions of Ghana and the largest region in the country.

Buipe Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay
Technology Solution Centre, BoleMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, SalagaMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, DamangoMixedDay/Boarding

Upper East

The Upper East region is bordered by Burkina Faso to the North and the Republic of Togo to the east. The total land area is about 8,842 square kilometres.

St. Bernadettes Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Bawku Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Kusanaba Vocational InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Bolga CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Upper East RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Bongo CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Sandema YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, GaruMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, NavrongoMixedDay/Boarding
Navrongo CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Namalteng Integrated Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding

Upper West

The Upper West region of Ghana covers a geographical area of approximately 18,478 square kilometres. Its Category C technical schools are listed below.

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St. John’s Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Issa YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, NadowliMixedDay/Boarding
St Anne’s Vocational Training InstituteGirlsDay/Boarding
St. Clare’s Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Upper West RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Wa CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding


Volta Region is one of Ghana‘s sixteen administrative regions. Ho is its designated capital, and here are its Category C technical schools.

St. Daniel Comboni Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
C.Y.O. Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
E.P. Vocational/ Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Volta Technical InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Amedzofe Technical InstituteMixedDay
Avenorpeme YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, AdidomeMixedDay/Boarding
Ho CDTVIMixedDay/Boarding
GRATIS Foundation- Volta RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Social Welfare Vocational Training CentreMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, HohoeMixedDay/Boarding
Caring Sisters Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Atorkor Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Adidome Farm InstituteMixedDay
Toh-Kpalime Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding

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The Western region is located in south Ghana. It spreads from the Ivory Coast in the west to the Central region in the east. Below are the Category C technical schools in the region.

Technology Solution Centre, AsankragwaMixedDay/Boarding
Nzema Maale YLSTIMixedDay/Boarding
Takoradi CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Charlotte Dolphyne Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Technology Solution Centre, Half AssiniMixedDay/Boarding
Axim CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding
Takoradi Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
OICG Sek-Takoradi CentreMixedDay
GRATIS Foundation-Western RegionMixedDay/Boarding
Social Welfare Vocational /Rehabilitation Training CentreMixedDay/Boarding
Shama ICCESMixedDay
Manso-Amenfi Vocational Training InstituteMixedDay/Boarding
Tarkwa CDVTIMixedDay/Boarding

Courses offered in technical schools in Ghana

Technical schools in Ghana offer knowledge and skills in various trades or professions. The programmes offered vary from one institute to the other.

If you are interested in a particular course, you should visit the nearby institutes or go through the list of courses offered before applying.

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What are technical schools in Ghana?

Technical schools are post-secondary institutions that provide practical, specialised training in a specific trade or profession.

Which are the best technical schools in Ghana?

Category A technical schools are classified as the best in the country. There are 18 institutions in this category, as listed earlier.

How many technical schools do we have in Ghana?

There are over 180 technical schools in present-day Ghana. These include 18 Category A, 12 Category B, and over 150 Category C schools.

What are the technical courses in SHS in Ghana?

The technical courses or subjects offered in senior high schools include General Science, General Arts, Technical Studies, Agriculture, Business, Visual Arts, and Home Economics.

What are the category A technical schools in Ghana?

Ghana has 18 Category A technical schools. Check the list of all of them and their locations above.

Which technical schools are in Category B in Ghana?

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Ghana has 12 Category B technical schools. Check the list of all of them and their locations above.

What are the Category B technical schools in the Central region?

Enyan-Abaasa Technical Institute is the only Category B technical school in the country's Central region.

Is CapeTech a Category A school?

Yes, Cape Coast Technical Institute, commonly known as CapeTech, is a Category A school located in the Central region.

Technical schools in Ghana are dedicated to the advancement of employable skills for the youth. They offer multiple programmes in various fields. Applicants should confirm their prospective school offers their course of interest before applying.

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GES is tasked with rolling out policies that guarantee quality education to all Ghanaians of school-going age. The academic calendar issued by GES must be followed by all public schools.


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