President John Dramani Mahama on Monday performed a ceremony to officially convert the Takoradi Polytechnic into a Technical University.
The Polytechnic, which was established in 1954, is part of six polytechnics which are being converted into technical universities in a first phase. Speaking at the ceremony at the Takoradi Polytechnic auditorium, President Mahama said the conversion marks the beginning of a new chapter in the country’s technical educational history. He noted that despite the demand for more skilled hands by industry largely supplied by technical institutions, investment and the exploitation of the full potential of polytechnic institutions, has been minimal over the years. “Even though Technical and vocational education has been very important to Ghana’s socio-economic growth, the huge potential that it represents as a vehicle for enhancing economic productivity and social transformation has not been exploited to its fullest extent,”. Cape coast and tamale are being reassessed to join the 6.