Regional News of Saturday, 10 November 2012
The Kumasi Polytechnic (K-poly) has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to commence a Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) degree programme in Estate Management.
This brings to four the B-Tech top-up programmes being offered by the school. The others are B-Tech Civil Engineering, Building Technology and Accounting with Computing.
Professor Nicholas Necodamus Nana Nsowah-Nuamah, Rector of the Polytechnic, said by January 2013, the polytechnic would additionally introduce B-Tech top-up programmes in Chemical Engineering, Procurement, Entrepreneurship and Finance.
He was speaking at the 2012/2013 academic year matriculation ceremony in Kumasi on Saturday.
Three thousand six hundred and twelve (3,612) out of the 5,637 qualified applicants were admitted to pursue degree and diploma programmes in Medicine and Health Science, Applied Science, Creative Arts and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Engineering, Business and Management Studies among others.
The Rector said efforts were being made to introduce more B-Tech top-up programmes adding that it was the dream of management to receive accreditation to run full four-year B-Tech degree programmes in the near future.
Professor Nsowah-Nuamah advised the students to exhibit high sense of discipline, saying studying in the polytechnic called for a large measure of self-discipline, rigorous intellectual effort and moral self-mastery.
He said what the world would value most in them after completing their studies would be the success with which they had been able to develop enquiring, critical and keen minds as well as capacity to appraise and weigh facts with deep objectivity and understanding.
Professor Nsowah-Nuamah further advised them to desist from anti-social activities such as examination malpractices, drug abuse or becoming a victim of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic.