Seize the unique opportunity to join the exclusive GSFN ZAMBIA GLOBAL SOUTH HYBRID SUMMIT JUNE 2024. Your participation is highly valued.


Sunyani Technical University presents a fascinating history from its inception in the late 1960s to date as it continues to carve a niche for itself in its contribution towards meeting the country’s human resource needs. It started in 1967 as Sunyani Technical Institute. It offered an excellent opportunity for middle school leavers and later junior secondary school graduates to undergo hands-on training in craft/intermediate block-laying and concreting, carpentry and joinery, furniture craft, and painting and decoration. Other programmes offered included Electrical Installation, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering Craft, Practice, Welding and Fabrication, Cookery for the Catering Industry Part 1 & 2 and Business Studies with options in Accounting and Secretarial studies.

In 1997, the institution was upgraded into a Polytechnic following the government’s decision to lay more emphasis on TVET. As a result, the institution ran a wide range of tertiary and non-tertiary diploma and certificate programmes.

In 2016, the Polytechnic was converted to a Technical University following the promulgation of the Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922) as amended. Act 922 mandates the University to provide higher education in engineering, science and technology-based disciplines, TVET, applied arts and related disciplines and award degrees, including honorary degrees, diplomas, certificates and other qualifications agreed upon by the Governing Council. Currently, the University offers several Bachelor of Technology Degree programmes, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Non-tertiary programmes in TVET, technology-based and science-related disciplines. Preparations are also underway to obtain the requisite accreditation for running the Master of Technology and Doctor of Technology programmes shortly.


The four successful GSFN GLOBAL SOUTH SUMMITS (Pakistan, Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria) have proven our approach’s effectiveness in addressing the most pressing, complex sustainability challenges and inspired a global movement for change. These summits have established GSFN’s capacity to harness context-specific actionable knowledge at local, regional, sub-regional, and international levels.

We build trust, salience, credibility, and momentum for change through co-design, co-production and co-implementation processes offered through the transdisciplinary space championed by broad stakeholders, including universities, schools, businesses, and governmental and non-governmental organisations. We are amplifying the voice of local people to initiate and implement projects to address the current crisis and build capacities of citizens, young and old, men and women, academic and non-academic, entrepreneurs and innovators, co-creating science-led, low carbon, energy efficient, well-balanced equitable society, leaving no one behind.

I invite you to join the GSFN ZAMBIA GLOBAL SOUTH SUMMIT, 27-28-29 JUNE 2024, where you will have the unique opportunity to network with local and global leaders, share your expertise, and contribute to sustainable solutions. Participating will gain valuable insights, expand your professional network, and be part of a worldwide movement for change.

GSFN is looking for local, regional, sub-regional and global partners to support/sponsor the summit. If interested, please write to me directly at by 15 June.

GSFN will provide certificates to supporters, sponsors, speakers, and attendees.

We are eagerly looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to register your interest. We are excited about the potential of our collaboration.


Prof Edward Owusu is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, and the Director for Grants, Research, and Development, at Sunyani Technical University, Sunyani, Ghana. He has a Ph.D., MPhil, MA, MBA, and B.Ed. Prof Owusu has over 73 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG, Ghana). His research interests include Second Language Studies, Literature, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Education, Critical Thinking, Human Resource Management, Business Analysis, Business Ethics, Sustainable Development, and Communication Skills. He has attended several conferences in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He serves as an Editorial Board Member for these journals: Language, Education and Culture Research (London), International Linguistics Research (USA), Language Teaching (USA), and Journal of Languages for Specific Purposes (Romania). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychology and Behavior Studies (London), and the International Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies (London).

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