Bolgatanga Polytechnic is one of the youngest Polytechnics in Ghana. It was established in July 2003.
The Polytechnic began with five employees and the first Ag. Principal. The Polytechnic has acquired a permanent site at Sumbrungu near Bolgatanga and put up modern structures befitting the status of a tertiary institution with the assistance of Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
The staff population has progressively increased to two hundred and twenty (220).
The Polytechnic currently runs eleven (11) tertiary programmes (Accountancy, Marketing, Procurement and Logistic Management, Secretaryship and Management Studies, Agric Engineering, Statistics, Civil Engineering, Ecological Agriculture, Hotel Catering and Institutional Management, Industrial Art and Building Technology) leading to the award of Higher National Diploma (HND). A new programme Bachelor of Technology in Accounting with Computing (In collaboration with Kumasi Polytechnic) has also been introduced for the 2014/2015 academic year.
The Polytechnic also runs four non-tertiary programmes (DBS Accountancy, DBS Marketing, DBS Secretaryship and Management Studies and DBS Procurement and Logistics Management) for the award of Diploma in Business Studies (DBS).
Plans are also far advanced to introduce new HND programmes into the Polytechnic.