Welcome to the Tamale Polytechnic, the premier Polytechnic in the Northern Region, Ghana and one of the most prestigious Polytechnics in Ghana. Tamale Polytechnic began as a Trades Training Centre in 1951 and then became the Government Training School in 1954. It was converted to a Junior Technical Institute in 1960. The School was elevated to the statutes of a Polytechnic on August 23, 1992. As a result of the Educational Reform Programme and the enactment of the PNDC Law 321 in 1992, Tamale Polytechnic was elevated to tertiary status together with Accra, Kumasi, Ho, Cape Coast and Takoradi Polytechnics. The Polytechnic now trains students up to the Higher National Diploma level and degree programmes.