The Emblem of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is made up of the aesthetic arrangement of six distinct elements. These elements are relevant to the prime objectives of the University – Teaching, Research and Service to humanity. They are: a Pot of Fire, Callipers, a Golden Stool, an Eagle with outstretched wings, Green leaves, and a Slogan.
The traditional Ghanaian pot of fire, is placed at the top of the emblem with a pair of open callipers turned upside down and hooked to the sides of the stool on which is perched an eagle with outstretched wings. There are two green leaves, one under each wing of the eagle. There is a motif carved in the middle section of the stool called “Nyansapo” (“The Knot of Wisdom”.) Beneath all these is a slogan “Nyansapo Wosane No Badwenma” (“The knot of wisdom is untied only by the wise”.) The slogan is embossed on a banner folded artistically in three parts around the base of the stool.