Koforidua, March, 25 GNA – President John Dramani, has reiterated his commitment to providing the needed resources to develop education in Ghana.
The President assured that the necessary human resource base needed for the development of the country would not be toyed with, and that, the countrys educational sector would put in place crucial policies for the development of the youth.
President Mahama was addressing students of the Koforidua Polytechnic on Tuesday as part of his two-day tour to the Eastern Region.
The President assured that the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would fulfill its promise of turning all polytechnic into technical universities.
He said the technical committee mandated to work on the modalities had finished its work and a bill would soon be put before parliament for consideration to that effect.
President Mahama said such technical universities would produce the needed manpower to help turn the countrys economy into an industrial one instead of the current situation where the nation imports almost everything and export fewer commodities.
The President also said the situation where most of the students live in private homes and attend lectures was not the best environment for learning and developing skills, and assured that, he would get in touch with the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) to provide hostel facilities to make the learning environment more congenial.
President Mahama said government would ensure that projects started by the GETFUND for the polytechnic would be completed on time.
He commended the Koforidua Polytechnic for the excellent research achievements.
The Rector of the Koforidua Polytechnic, Professor Reynolds Okine, commended the government for providing the necessary infrastructural development for the institution.
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