From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi
ALHAJI PROFESSOR Yakubu Seidu Peligah, the former Rector of Tamale Polytechnic and the acting head of faculty of Creative Arts and Technology of Kumasi Polytechnic (K-Poly), has urged students of the various Polytechnics in the country to excel in whatever discipline they are pursuing under Polytechnic education in Ghana.
Speaking at the launch of K-Poly SRC Week, dubbed ‘The role of Polytechnic students in bridging the gap between tertiary education and the industry’, the former rector urged students to know who they are, what the market wants and advertise yourselves.
‘Identify your skills and confidence out of the thousands, which makes you exceptional in your entire working life’ he advised.
He stated that the hallmark of Polytechnics students are practical skills and competence which he said would add value to their lives but the mere certificates for the job market.
He stressed the importance of students to imbibe the core values of the school as they pass through the school.
The academician said Poly students are trained to solve problems and excel on the job market. The Rector of K-Poly, Professor Nicholas Nichodemus Nana Nsowah-Nuamah advised the students to be proud of what ever course they are reading in the school, and advised them to have passion for the course of study and programmes they pursue.
He stated that the celebration of the SCR week was ideal in the development of students for job market, since it makes them interactive.
‘As we celebrate the SCR week, please do not go overboard, be law abiding, desist from any immoral act which will impede your academic excellence’ he added.
The Dean of Students, Dr. Francis Mainoo Sarpong, tasked the students to be Information Technology inclined as well as have good command over the queens language, good interpersonal relationship, adequate skills in technology since that defines who they are as academicians –
The SRC President, Mr. Akumea K.D. Blankson appealed to the government for equipment for practical studies to enhance and facilitate studies on campus.