Technical universities ‘lack capacity to deliver’

IMANI Centre for Policy and Education Ghana has said the technical universities lack the capacity to deliver the kind of training that will make their students problem solvers, reports B&FT Online.

In its pre-election report, the policy think-tank said: “Unfortunately, these intentions, however desirable on paper, are not going to have impact even in the short or medium term because of a great lack of capacity to run these schools… There is very little strategic focus on developing a vibrant curriculum. Teachers themselves are very ill-equipped to teach students, most of them being the worst performers in school and choosing teaching as the last option.”

Government, in September this year, converted six polytechnics into technical universities, with the four others expected to be converted at a later date. The justification for converting the polytechnics into technical universities was to reposition them as strategic institutions for training highly skilled human resources to drive economic growth.
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