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Assist polytechnics to create alternative career pathways – Rector

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graduatesProfessor Daniel Nyarko, Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, has stressed the need for polytechnics to be assisted in creating alternative career pathways for technical and vocational students in the country.

“It has become pertinent to consider this area of study and give it the needed attention as this will ensure a positive way of making technical and vocational education attractive to the Ghanaian youth,” he said.

Prof. Nyarko said this when the Takoradi Polytechnic graduated a total of 2,398 graduands who received Higher National Diplomas, B. Tech degrees and certificates.

Notably among the graduands were three physically challenged persons one of whom was awarded for distinguishing himself in character and studies. Special awards were also given to deserving graduands.

The Rector said the polytechnic was committed to providing critical skills training opportunities for the youth through the establishment of the Jubilee Technical Training Centre.

The school, he said, had received financial support from the Council of Technical and Vocational Education Training under the Skills Development Fund to build the skills and technology need of the region.

Prof. Nyarko said the Polytechnic is also in consultation with 16 universities from the United Kingdom for educational collaboration in oil and gas, arts and other programmes.

He advised the graduands to tap and increase their knowledge base from the rich experiences of the people adding; “it is also your responsibility to recognise that many people without formal education can still teach a lot of things to those of us that have formal education”.

Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, whose speech was read by Mr Alfred Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, lauded the contribution of the Polytechnic in training graduands to provide solutions to challenges facing industries in the country.

He advised them against joining the bandwagon of unemployed youths but channel their skills and knowledge into setting up businesses adding, “begin to put your ideas and resources together to form partnerships and co-operatives in order to progress rapidly”.

The Vice President said discipline was one virtue they must exemplify in all their endeavours adding; “society looks up to you as future builders of the nation.

Source: GNA

Assist polytechnics to create alternative career pathways – Rector

Professor Daniel Nyarko, Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, has stressed the need for polytechnics to be assisted in creating alternative career pathways for technical and vocational students in the country.

   

“It has become pertinent to consider this area of study and give it the needed attention as this will ensure a positive way of making technical and vocational education attractive to the Ghanaian youth,” he said.

    

Prof. Nyarko said this when the Takoradi Polytechnic graduated a total of 2,398 graduands who received Higher National Diplomas, B. Tech degrees and certificates.

    

Notably among the graduands were three physically challenged persons one of whom was awarded for distinguishing himself in character and studies. Special awards were also given to deserving graduands.

    

The Rector said the polytechnic was committed to providing critical skills training opportunities for the youth through the establishment of the Jubilee Technical Training Centre.

    

The school, he said, had received financial support from the Council of Technical and Vocational Education Training under the Skills Development Fund to build the skills and technology need of the region.

     

Prof. Nyarko said the Polytechnic is also in consultation with 16 universities from the United Kingdom for educational collaboration in oil and gas, arts and other programmes. 

     

He advised the graduands to tap and increase their knowledge base from the rich experiences of the people adding; “it is also your responsibility to recognise that many people without formal education can still teach a lot of things to those of us that have formal education”.

    

Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, whose speech was read by Mr Alfred Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, lauded the contribution of the Polytechnic in training graduands to provide solutions to challenges facing industries in the country.

    

He advised them against joining the bandwagon of unemployed youths but channel their skills and knowledge into setting up businesses adding, “begin to put your ideas and resources together to form partnerships and co-operatives in order to progress rapidly”.

   

The Vice President said discipline was one virtue they must exemplify in all their endeavours adding; “society looks up to you as future builders of the nation.

 

Source: GNA

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