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University Policies

Open Educational Resource (OER) Policy

KNUST envisions that it will be a leading developer of OERs while the use of its own as well as other OERs will become fully incorporated into teaching and learning at all levels within the institution to further ensure that the highest standards of education are achieved. This policy therefore guides the promotion, development and usage of OERs within all colleges and departments of KNUST.


HIV/AIDS poses the greatest risk to, economically, the most productive age group of 19-45 years in Africa, Ghana, and KNUST. It is important to note that the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to escalate and the sub Saharan Africa region leads the grim statistics. The good news is that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the youth in Ghana is falling and the price of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) has become affordable in many developing countries, thereby making the treatment of HIV/AIDS relatively more available. This document represents the HIV/AIDS policy of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.


Teaching and Learning Policy

The KNUST Teaching and Learning Policy seeks to provide guidelines needed to ensure that the University offers innovative, demand-driven academic programmes that facilitate student learning, acquisition of knowledge and the skills to contribute to national development.

Quality Assurance Policy


Tertiary education in Ghana is faced with several challenges including quality and relevancy of courses in meeting the needs of employers, financial constraints, increasing students’ enrolment, competition with emerging institutions, cross-border provision of education among others. These challenges give rise to the need for putting in place a system of ensuring quality in all university operations. 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy

To achieve the strategic objectives of the University, it is necessary that there must be ways of interactions and sharing of knowledge within the university as well as the outside world. Information and Communication Technology has been recognised as an efficient tool for achieving these objectives. The increasing role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a vehicle for teaching, learning and research, and also as an important key skill for everyday life, has led to ICT moving towards the core of the University curriculum and also responding to the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the University.

Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

The purpose of KNUST’s institutional policy on patents, copyrights, and other Intellectual Property is to create an environment that encourages and expedites the dissemination of discoveries, creations and new knowledge generated by researchers for the greatest benefit of the public.