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Apr 7, 2011

Government secures funds to improve polytechnic


Mr. Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Minister of Education in-charge  of Tertiary Education, says government has secured US$80 million to improve infrastructure in Polytechnics, Vocational and Technical institutions in the country.

 

According to him, government places importance on the role of vocational and technical education in the industrial growth of Ghana, and is, therefore, committed to liaising with the private sector to improve those sectors.

 Mr. Ayariga made this known at the seventh congregation of the Cape Coast Polytechnic, saying government, is in consultation with the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana and other stakeholders on their successful migration into the Single Salary Spine Structure (SSSS), to ensure an improve conditions of service.

 Mr. Augustus Marx Koomson, the Acting Rector of the Cape Coast Polytechnic also called on government to release funds for the provision of more infrastructures for the polytechnic.

 Dr. Francis Ato Cobbinah, the Chairman of the Cape Coast Polytechnic Council, on his part advised students to work hard and explore the power of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the Internet and other electronic modes of knowledge acquisition.

 In all a total of 1,017 students, comprising 671 males and 346 females, who completed in 2009 graduated in various academic disciplines.

Source: ISD