Politics of Saturday, 17 November 2012

Source: Daily Graphic

'Outline plans for technical, vocational training'

Polytechnic rectors have requested political parties to clearly outline their plans for technical, vocational education and training (TVET), particularly polytechnic education. They contended that so far the political parties had not been clear on their visions for TVET and must do it now for a better assessment.

A communique issued at the end of the 89th meeting of the Conference of Rectors of Polytechnics (CORP) Ghana in Kumasi also called on polytechnic staff and students of the polytechnics to ensure peace on the various campuses before, during and after the December 7 elections.

The two-day conference deliberated on issues of national importance, especially the upcoming general elections and the impact on education.

Signed by Dr J.V.K. Afun, Chairman of CORP, the communique commended the government for migrating polytechnic staff onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

It also entreated central and local governments to use the abundant expertise at the polytechnics in the construction industry.

It touched on the Melcom disaster and expressed the sympathies of the rectors to the bereaved families while wishing the injured speedy recovery.