Tamale Polytechnic Admission Requirements
A. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) PROGRAMMES
1.Arts, Humanities and Business Programmes
a) HND Accountancy Morning Session
b) HND Accountancy Evening Sessions
c) HND Secretaryship and Management Studies Morning Session
d) HND Secretaryship and Management Studies Evening Session
e) HND Marketing Morning Session
f) HND Marketing Evening Session
g) HND Fashion, Design and Textiles
h) HND Industrial Arts (Leather Works, Ceramics, Painting & Decorating and textiles options)
i) HND Tourism
j) HND Mass and Media Communication Morning Session
k) HND Mass and Media Communication Evening Session
Entry requirement for Arts, Humanities and Business (Direct Entry)
(i) WASSCE /SSSCE Candidates: Three(3) core subjects (A1 – D7 / A – D) comprising English Language, Mathematics and Social Studies or Integrated Science, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects (A1 – C6 / A – D) .
(ii) GBCE/RSA II Candidates: Credit passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three(3) core subjects including English language, Mathematics plus two (2) relevant elective subjects.
(iii) DBS/ABC/RSA III /Senior Stenographer Candidates: Applicants must possess the following certificates; DBS Certificate or Diploma Certificate in ABCE or Diploma certificate in RSA III, in addition to four WASSCE credit passes (A1-C6) or four SSSCE passes (A-D) or four GBCE passes or four RSA II passes including English Language and Mathematics.
(iv) GCE Advance Level Candidates: Passes in Three (3) relevant subjects and five (5) credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
2. Science and Technology Programmes
a. HND Mechanical Engineering (Plant, Production& Automobile options)
b. HND Agricultural Engineering
c. HND Building Technology
d. HND Statistics
e. HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) Morning Session
f. HND Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) Evening Session
g. HND Electricals/ Electronics Engineering
h. HND Information and Communication Technology Morning Session
i. HND Information and Communication Technology Evening Session
Entry requirements for Science and Technology Programmes (Direct Entry)
(i) WASSCE /SSSCE Candidates: Three(3) core subjects (A1 – D7 / A – D) comprising English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects (A1 – C6 / A – D).
(i) GCE Advance Level Candidates: Passes in Three (3) relevant subjects and five (5) credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
(ii) Technical School (Certificate II) Applicants (NABPTEX &TEU)
Applicants must have passes (A-E) in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or social studies plus three (3) passes (A-E) in relevant elective subjects.
(iii) Technician Applicants (MET 1 / MVT 1 / AET 1 / AMW)
Applicants with Technician certificate (Part I and Part II) must have four (4)
SSSCE/WASSCE Credits including English Language and Mathematics.
(v) Access Applicants
Passes in English language, Mathematics and Science organized by
NABPTERX , plus intermediate certificate or SSSCE/WASSCE passes in one (1) core subject, one (1) science elective subject and any other science subject
Other entry Requirements
Certificates or Diplomas holders from recognized higher institutions are eligible to apply for any related HND programme. However, such Diplomas/Certificates must be accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
General Entry Requirement for Mature HND Applicants
Applicants who have evidence of completing school at Advanced or Technical programmes, GCE ‘O’ Level, GCE “A” Level, ABC, RSA, Stenographer, WASSCE/SSSCE, Teachers certificate or any recognized education and obtained the age of 25 years and above but have not met the above stated requirements are eligible to apply as mature candidates.
In addition, such applicants:
a) Must pass a written examination and an interview to be conducted by the Polytechnic.
b) Must provide evidence of at least two (2) years working experience.
c) Must provide a Birth Certificate at the interview.