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Regional News of Thursday, 8 January 2015

Source: citifmonline.com

Provide logistics before Polytechnic conversion – Administrators

The Association of Polytechnic Administrators is cautioning government to put in place all the necessary logistics before the conversion of polytechnics into technical universities takes off.

The conversion which is scheduled to begin in September 2016 will see polytechnics awarding degrees instead of the HNDs certificates. The polytechnics will become what the government describes as technical universities.

A stakeholder forum on the conversion was held on Tuesday in which it was agreed that the conversion has become necessary.

The president of the Association, Peter Yaw Kosoe in an interview with Citi News said all his fellow administrators have drafted a roadmap and has as well made their inputs to ensure the smooth conversion.

“I don’t think we are just going to allow them to get the names changed”, he said.

Mr. Kosoe indicated that since the conversion is to begin in 2016, the government has ample time to “put in place the practical steps that will actualize what a technical university is supposed to be.”

“We are looking forward and one has to be optimistic that by 2016, government would have actually put in place those logistics that we need,” he added.