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Government to assist Polytechnics to run degree programmes

Government would facilitate the necessary processes to enable Polytechnics to run their degree programmes and other top-up degrees.

Mr Lee Ocran, Minister of Education said this in a speech read on his behalf at the 11th Congregation organized by the Accra Polytechnic where 2,343 students were awarded degrees and diploma certificates.

He said, “To strengthen the policy orientation of Government that places greater emphasis on science, vocational, technical education and training, more funding is expected to be directed at equipping the engineering and science departments of the polytechnics”.

Prof Joshua Alabi, Chairman of the Council of the Accra Polytechnic expressed worry that few industries provided avenues for industrial attachment for students to acquire the requisite hands-on training in their courses, adding that “We wish to appeal for greater interaction with industry and commerce”.

Mr Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, pledged to donate 15 lap top computers to the school.

Source: GNA

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