The dormitories have been divided into houses and have been named after distinguished personalities
House 1: A.S Acquah – Founder
House 2: Nana Kerma Bretu – Chief of the town at the time who released land the schools present site.
House 3: Dr Kwame Nkrumah – 1st President of Ghana who absorbed the school into the public System and facilitated the physical structure of the school
House 4: Mr. Nzema Mensah – principal of the then Takoradi Technical Institute now Takoradi Polytechnic who had oversight responsibility of the school and also helped the school with the first set of machines.
It was founded in February, 1960 by the late Abraham Acquah (A catechist of Kikam Methodist Church) with the name Acumen Commercial Technical School and situated in the heart of Kikam town.
Upon release of land by the then chief of Kikam, Nana Kerma Bertu II, it was moved to its present site in 1963 and re-named Fathia Vocational Institute with three (3) teachers and ninety (90) students.
In September, 1963 it was absorbed into the public system and its name changed to Kikam Technical Institute. It was under the administration of Takoradi Technical Institute, now Takoradi Technical University until 1965
It is a day/boarding mixed institution with boys dominating in the enrolment. It has a land of 2.57 square kilometres with greater part of the land undeveloped
Kikam Technical Institute operates under the Technical/Vocational Education division of the Ghana Educational Service.
The institute is one of the three institutions in the country that have been selected by the Government for the World Bank Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project (OGCBP)
The School Crest
The school crest is made up of yellow and black colors and the motto ‘JUDGE US BY OUR DEEDS’ gives an apt description of the practical skills given to the students that enables them to perform well in their chosen areas of work.
The Book symbolizes the theoretical knowledge acquired
The Spanner and Saw represent the practical skills acquired
The Coconut tree by the seaside indicates the richness of the Nzema people
The Stripped yellow and black indicate the school’s colors
Is to provide relevant technical education and training to support student goals, a skilled workforce and the economic vitality of our communities
Is to be a catalyst in engaging partners to bring innovative educational solutions to individuals, employers and communities – transforming challenges into opportunities.
Our Objectives are focused on
Developing interest for creative and constructive work
Developing positive attitude towards technical education
Developing skill and expertise among students
Improving the situation regarding man-power information
Organizing programme of computer literacy on wide scale
Encouraging students to consider entrepreneurship as a career option
Currently the teaching staff strength is seventy-four (74) seasoned graduates.
A large proportion of these graduates are examiners of the Technical Examination unit and National Board for Professional and Technicians Examination (NABPTEX) and WAEC
Non-teaching staff strength also stands at thirty-one (31) compromising office staff, kitchen staff, workshop attendants, accounting staff, security and laborers.
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