World youth skills day was marked on 15th July this year in Wa Polytechnic.

Several People attended the event including Mr. Mumuni  Suleman, Director of National Youth Authority, Upper West, Madam Theresa Domobalah Chireh, TVET Coordinator, M.I Garibah who is The Principal of Wa Technical Institute and many others.


The day is designated by the United Nations to generate greater awareness on the importance of technical and vocational education and the development of other relevant skills for the development of global and national economies. Therefore, in line with the mandate of the council to coordinate and promote skills training and development in the country, we have requested the technical universities and polytechnics to organize a skills exhibition to commemorate the day accordingly.

Schools That Participated were:

1.Wa Polytechnic


Dispensing Technology Department

I.C.T  Department

Agricultural Engineering Department

Industrial Art Department

2.Wa Technical Institute


Electricals Department

Fashion and Design Department

Engineering Department


National Board for Small Scale Industries (N.B.S.S.I).

Both Schools showcased their skills and were able to come out with technical tools commended by the Manager for National Youth Authority, Mr. Mumuni Suleman. He Said “ young men and women should focus more on technical than theory for it is the backbone of our economy.”

Asked if the “polytechnic” status is not affecting the school’s progress, the P.R.O of Wa Polytechnic,  Mr. Zakaria Abdul-Rahman Said “ it has affected the image of the school but  we were assured by November 2017, Wa polytechnic  would be converted into technical university, we have also introduced a new course thus HND Purchasing & Supply to help equip competent individuals with the needed skills to run successful businesses  as demanded by the job market”.

He urged individuals to apply into the school for quality is assured.

Mr. Zakaia Abdul-Rahman gave a website through which one can apply (

Images for the exhibition  Below


Credit: Tuorimuo Elvis Philp/

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