President John Mahama has announced that his government will over the next four years, offer scholarships to polytechnic lecturers to upgrade themselves as they prepare to transform polytechnics into technical universities.
The President said this, will be a major step towards solving academic progression difficulties polytechnics in the country keep facing.
President John Mahama was addressing students of the Holy Child Training School and their colleagues from the Takoradi Polytechnic on Friday, when he visited the Poly campus to inspect ongoing projects and to also share his government’s vision on education with them, as part of his tour of the Western Region.
“Over the next four years, we are going to work with the Polytechnics to upgrade the faculties by providing scholarship to lectures in various departments to go and upgrade their academic skills, and come back and also expand infrastructure and equipment, in order that we can upgrade those institutions to fully fledged technical universities,” he told the students.
President Mahama repeated his calls for Ghanaians to reject NPP’s promise of free senior high school education saying that the framers of the 1992 constitution envisioned that policy and therefore no one must steal that vision and claim it as their own.
He told the students his government was committed to improving the facilities at the basic and secondary levels in order to provide quality and accessible education to every child of school going age.President Mahama also told them about his government’s plan to solving accommodation challenges for teachers across the country. He said they will embark on a housing project on all campuses to accommodate about twenty thousand teachers nationwide.