Wednesday 2nd April , 2014 8:40 am
Ho Polytechnic has beefed up capacities in readiness for the conversion of polytechnics into technical universities, Professor Anthony Afeke Adimado, Chairman of the Governing Council has stated.
He said Ho Polytechnic was aware the programme of conversion required that administrators and faculties embrace “creativity and innovation, commit to excellence in teaching and research, and forge stronger links with industry and scientific institutions across the world”.
Prof Adimado was addressing the 14th Congregation of the Ho Polytechnic in Ho at the weekend.
He observed that the conversion was laudable, and would enable the Polytechnics to “produce top-notch engineers and other technologists to play major roles in industry”.
A total of 1,120 graduands were awarded, 30 got Bachelor Degrees in Agricultural Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Hospitality and Tourism Management, while the rest had Higher National Diplomas in various areas.
A special group of graduands trained under the Competency-Based programme in Agricultural Engineering, were also awarded.
Prof Adimado said Ho Polytechnic had held “several seminars and workshops for our staff on responsibilities that may arise in anticipation of the conversion in order to ensure a smooth transition.”
“We have also equipped our faculties and departments to take advantage of opportunities that the conversion would bring,” he stated.
The over-all best student award sponsored by the Alumni Association, was won by Adegbile Babatunde Toib, an HND Accountancy student.