President promises infrastructure boost for polytechnics

President John Dramani Mahama is promising massive infrastructure developments in four polytechnics that will not be part of the take-off in the conversion to a technical university process, reports Ghana Web.

According to Mahama, this will enable them to catch up with the six other polytechnics already approved to be converted into technical universities. He says government will also support lecturers and faculty members with scholarships to enable them to upgrade themselves to meet the requirements of full-fledged technical universities.

“We are going to fast-track the development of infrastructure in the polytechnics that are yet to begin technical university programmes. We are going to give their lecturers and faculty scholarships to go and top up their degree programmes so that they are able to achieve the standard to be able to teach in these technical universities,” Mahama said.
Full report on the Ghana Web site