GHANA Post and the Ho Polytechnic have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which applicants for admission at the institution will use electronically secured priority envelopes of the postal service to submit their documents.
The envelopes with security bar codes which enable them to be scanned for the applicant’s details can also be traced electronically from the submission point, through the delivery process to the final destination.
Mr Eric Yao, Managing Director of Ghana Post and the Rector of Ho Polytechnic, Professor Emmanuel K. Sakyi appended their signatures to the MoU at a brief ceremony on the campus here yesterday.
Mr. Yao said that as a result of the collaboration, Ghana Post would support Ho Polytechnic with placement offers for its students during their practical periods and also look into the possibility of employing them after their courses.
“A lot of ICT will be deployed for our services so we will absorb many of the ICT students”, he added.
Mr Yao said that a similar collaboration had been established between the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi and the University of Development Studies, Tamale.
On his part, Professor Sakyi said the “public-public partnership” between Ghana Post and the Ho Polytechnic would be of immense mutual and comparative advantage to both partners.
“We are happy to be moving from the old system and traditional bureaucracy to the new system which is technology driven”, he added.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho