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KNUST Admission Portal: apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions.

KNUST Admission Portal: apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions.
KNUST Admission Portal: apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions.

The admissions portal has been enabled by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) administration. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has built the KNUST Online Admission Application Portal for the purpose of processing admission applications for prospective students.

KNUST Admission Portal

The following link will take you to the KNUST Admission Portal where you may see the admissions list and submit an application from a computer or mobile device:

About the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

The state university in Ghana known as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) specialises in science and technology. The biggest institution in the Kumasi Metropolis and the Ashanti Region of Ghana, as well as the first public university to be created in the nation, is the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. As part of his efforts to modernise his Ashanti kingdom, Agyeman Prempeh I, a monarch of the Ashanti Kingdom, planned to create a university in Kumasi, which is where KNUST had its start. Due to the conflict between the growth of the British empire and King Prempeh I's wish to maintain the independence of his Ashanti realm, this plan was never carried out.

King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh II, his younger brother and successor, carried on with this goal after taking the throne in 1935. He benefited from events that occurred in the 1940s on the Gold Coast. Initiation of the University College of the Gold Coast came first. The Watson Commission report that followed the Accra Riots in 1948 suggested that Kumasi be the site of a university of sciences. Thus, Prempehs' ambition was realised in 1949 when construction on what would become the Kumasi College of Technology began.

The Kumasi College of Technology admitted its first students into the engineering department in 1951 (albeit those students didn't begin their academic careers until 1952), and in 1952, a Parliamentary Act gave the institution its official name as the Kumasi College of Technology. 200 transfer students from Achimota College in the Greater Accra Region who were studying teacher preparation made up the college's core. The University of London was connected to the college. A full university status was conferred to the institution in 1961.

A total of 2512.96 acres in all make up the university's land area. Eight miles (13 km) to the east of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, is where the main campus is located. It has a surface area of around seven square miles.

Early History

On 22 January 1952, Kumasi College of Technology formally opened its doors with a core group of 200 teacher training students transferring from Achimota. The Department of Commerce and the School of Engineering both opened their doors to their first classes of students in October 1952. In January 1953, the institution received the previous School of Pharmacy from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and officially opened a Pharmacy Department. The school offered a two-year pharmacy programme culminating in a Board of Pharmacy Certificate. In the same year, the Ministry of Agriculture established the Department of Agriculture to house short-term programmes lasting anywhere from one semester to three years. In order to better prepare students for the Higher School Certificate Examinations in the Sciences and the Arts, as well as to provide training in additional areas as requested by other departments, a Department of General Studies was established.

From its inception in 1952 until 1955, the School of Engineering offered solely professional degrees. The university began offering classes for the University of London Bachelor of Engineering External Degree Examinations in 1955.

The Department of Architecture and Building was established in 1957. In January of 1958, the school opened its doors to its first class of professional students. Kumasi College of Technology initially began as a liberal arts college, but as it grew it became clear that it should focus only on the sciences and technologies. In order to implement this policy, the Art School was separated from the Teacher Training College and moved to the Winneba Training College in January 1958, and the Commerce Department was moved to Achimota in 1959 to become the foundation for what is now the School of Administration at the University of Ghana, Legon.

While considering the idea of merging the University College of Ghana and the Kumasi College of Technology into a single institution, the government of Ghana established a University Commission in December 1960 to provide advice on the improvement of higher education. Two separate universities, one in Kumasi and one in Legon, Accra, were founded after the government considered the commission's recommendations, which were released in early 1961. The Kumasi College of Technology was upgraded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology by an Act of Parliament on August 22, 1961, under the direction of R. P. Baffour. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first prime minister and subsequently president, is being honoured with the naming of the country's first airport.

Following the Revolution of 24 February 1966, the institution's name was changed to the University of Science and Technology. On this day in 1961, the University of Science and Technology was opened. The university's former name, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, was restored by a later act of parliament (Act 559 of 1998).

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