Wa Polytechnic to introduce three new courses at HND level

The Wa Polytechnic has started the process for accreditation to introduce three new courses: Dispensing Technology, Industrial Art, and Banking and Finance at the Higher National Diploma level.

An evaluation team would visit the Polytechnic on November 1, 2011 to ascertain the state of readiness of the laboratory and equipment procured for the dispensing technology programme, Dr. Godwin K.S. Aflakpui, Rector of the Polytechnic has announced.

He said accreditation process for other courses in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Catering, Hotel and Institutional Management, Purchasing and Supply, and Fashion Design and Modeling would be initiated next year.

Dr Aflakpui was addressing 641 fresh men and women, made up of 524 tertiary students and 117 non-tertiary students to mark the Nineth Matriculation of the Wa Polytechnic on Saturday.

He said the polytechnic was collaborating with the Cooper Union of America to establish a Socialite Project to assemble locally, chargeable lamps for selected communities which were not on the national electricity grid.

The polytechnic was also working in partnership with DENG Solar Training Centre to help train 23 staff and students on installation and applications of solar systems with GH¢22,504 provided by the  Australian High Commission.

Dr. Aflakpui encouraged the students to take their seriously and make their mark in the polytechnic to enable them to fit properly into any situation that they found themselves either as employees or private entrepreneurs employing other people.

“Do not forget that your parents, guardians or your good selves are sacrificing to find the funds to support your studies so you must make hay while the sun shines,” Dr Aflakpui said.

Mr Caesar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, called for the appraisal of polytechnic programmes and making them practical and relevant to global economy to help push Ghana’s development forward.

He said it was only when polytechnic programmes were tuned towards global economy development that their products would be self-reliant and take up responsible positions on their own without relying on government for jobs.

“Henceforth, let us train our students to identify problems in the communities and find solutions to them and let us also train them to have the  can do spirit to help revolutionalised  our development agenda,” Mr. Kale said.

Mr Kale gave the assurance that government would provide the necessary infrastructure and create conditions suitable for quality teaching and learning in the polytechnics.

Source: GNA

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  1. Anonymous says

    Please why it,s not pharmacy/or pharmaceutical technology which is more accepted and ihope there is provision to admit pharmacy technicians from my country nigeria

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