Ho Polytechnic is the premier tertiary education institution in the Volta Region. The Polytechnic started in 1968 as a technical institute with the primary goal of providing pre-technical education. By 1972, the Institute made tremendous progress and upgraded its courses.
In 1986, the institution was upgraded into a Polytechnic. However, it was not until 1993 that it got full backing of the law (Polytechnic Law 321) to become a fully-fledged tertiary institution, charged with the responsibility of training students to the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Degree Levels. The Polytechnic Law (PNDC Law 321) was replaced in September, 2007 by the Polytechnics Act (Act 745).