Takoradi Polytechnic is undergoing a major restructuring process, aimed at finding solutions to the current socio-economic needs of the Western Region.
The exercise will span infrastructure, roads and other forms of social amenities in the wake of the country’s oil find in the region.
Mr John Frank Eshun, Vice Registrar of the polytechnic said the academic facility was therefore undertaking a number of research works to guard efforts at moving the region forward to meet its current needs.
He made this known when he received on behalf of the polytechnic, 1,200 pounds worth of construction management books from the West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) for the Department of Civil Engineering of the school to help in research work.
WABER is a research think- tank formed by professionals in the sciences to consolidate ideas on research.
Dr Samuel Laryea, Lecturer of the School of Construction, Management and Engineering, University of Reading, said WABER was focused in helping young researchers and early career scholars in West Africa to develop their research work and skills through constructive face-to-face interaction with experienced academics.
He said the think- tank also provided a platform for networking and collaboration with senior academics in the sub-region and serve as a vehicle for developing the field of construction management and economics in Africa.
Dr Laryea said the donation formed part of ongoing negotiations with the polytechnic to develop common areas of interest.