Bolga Poly Holds Graduation

The Bolgatanga Polytechnic in the Upper East Region held its fourth congregation last Saturday, with 402 Higher National Diploma (HND) students graduating. They consisted of 262 males and 129 females.

Addressing the graduands, Dr. Mba Atinga, the Rector of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic, announced that the polytechnic, in collaboration with Kumasi Polytechnic, had introduced the Bachelor of Technology Progra-mme in Accounting.

“We have filled a critical gap for students who otherwise would have travelled to Kumasi, Winneba, Accra, Cape Coast, among others, to undertake such courses,” he added.

Touching on their challenges, he said the polytechnic was in dire need of a lecture theatre complex, an auditorium and a students’ hostel.

Professor Mahama Duwiejua, Executive Secretary, National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), assured the NCTE’s continued support to ensure the success of polytechnic education in the country.

He urged all polytechnics to partner civil society organisations and industry to explore better development opportunities, and advised the polytechnics to explore opportunities that would reduce their overreliance on government.

Mr. Donald Adabre Adabere, Chairman of the Governing Council of Bolgatanga Polytechnic, in a welcome address, advocated the establishment of a fund solely for polytechnic education.

“It is only through this that we can realise the full benefits of polytechnic education,” he stated.

From Ibrahim A. Mohammed, Bolgatanga

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