Donkor, E. K., Micah, V. K. B. & Ankrah, O. (2020). Heraldic Crest of Takoradi Technical University- An Artistic and Esoteric Approach
Deciphering the fascinating history behind a redesigned Takoradi Technical University’s (T.T.U) heraldic crest as well as the secret meaning of its symbols and colours make it significant in heraldry. This heraldic crest has been a depiction of forms such as cogwheel, open book, sea, Adinkra symbol, fonts and colours. This article, therefore, aims to underline the hidden secrets and meanings embodied in the redesigned and sculpted heraldic crest of Takoradi Technical University after Government’s conversion of Polytechnics in Ghana into Technical Universities. Through intrinsic and conceptual statements, the paper projects the artistic and esoteric features of Takoradi Technical University’s heraldic crest in an augmentation to commemorate the institution’s sovereignty as a symbol of excellence in technical and vocational education. The ramification of newly created institutional heraldry revealed a symbolism crowning the promotion of industrialisation and economic development for the Western Region and Ghana in general through manpower training and action research. This is intended to provide support to industry and commerce in the areas of human resource and information development.