The new Registrar, who would serve a six-year term in office, joined the Polytechnic eight years ago, beginning her career as Assistant Registrar, and rose through the ranks to attain her present position.
Mrs Oppong-Mensah’s induction brings to three, the number of female Registrars in the country’s Polytechnics with the other two in Accra and Koforidua.
At the same ceremony, 2,663 fresh students out of 3,335 qualified applicants were matriculated to pursue various Bachelor of Technology and Higher National Diploma programmes.
Reverend Professor Daniel A. Nyarko, Rector of the Polytechnic, reminded the students that the oath taken enjoined them to be of good behvaiour and to respect rules and regulations governing the institution.
He said that the Polytechnic would verify results of the fresh students with the West Africa Examinations Council, and anyone found to have submitted fraudulent documents for admission would be severely sanctioned.
Rev. Prof, Nyarko said that the Polytechnic would not compromise examination malpractices and any student caught engaging in the act would be dismissed.
He asked the students to eschew negative tendencies like laziness, occultism and sexual promiscuity.
Rev. Prof Nyarko advised the students to study hard and allow the Polytechnic mould and transform them into a productive, creative, innovative and skillful human resource.
He encouraged the Science students in particular to study hard and make good use of the school’s new ultra-modern laboratories, and acquire knowledge in oil and gas.
Prof. George K. T. Oduro, Chairman of the Takoradi Polytechnic Council, asked the new Registrar to work assiduously, and to be fair and firm in her dealing.
He cautioned the Mrs Oppong-Mensah that her work would be assessed from afar and any laxity would not tolerated.
Prof Oduro asked her to be conversant with the Polytechnic Act 745, Takoradi Polytechnic Statutes, conditions of service for staff and other rules and regulations governing operations of the Polytechnic.
Mrs Oppong-Oppong-Mensah gave the assurance that she would work diligently, and asked the staff of the Polytechnic to support her to achieve her objectives.