Monday, January 26, 2015

Tamale Polytechnic Gaining Attraction to More Prospective Tertiary Students

The Tamale Polytechnic is setting itself to a higher pedestal and becoming more attractive to students seeking tertiary education due to a number of new career programmes  being introduced by authorities.

The new programmes are not only introduced to make the Polytechnic a centre of excellence but to ensure that students who pass through the Tamale Polytechnic become entrepreneurs or first choice employees for industries and organizations in the job market.

Apart the introduction of HND Communications, the Tamale Polytechnic is also mounting a Bachelor of Technology Programme in Accounting with Computing. Applications are already being processed for the first batch of students for the 2014/2015 academic year. 

The Polytechnic has also introduced a programme this academic year called the HND in Fashion, Modelling and Design, which seeks to further equip or mold hairdressers and beauticians to become more professional as well as bringing innovations into the fashion industry which is seen as an industry for school drop-outs and “kayayes” in our part of the world. 

The Tamale Polytechnic is also rolling out other new programmes such as the HND in Purchasing and Supply, HND in Refrigeration and Air-condition, HND Welding and Fabrication and HND in Civil Engineering, and B-Tech programme in Agricultural Engineering and Business Management among others.

Speaking at the 21st Matriculation Ceremony of the Tamale Polytechnic, the Polytechnic’s Rector, Dr. Abdulai Salifu Asuro commended the government for the various supports but called for more infrastructural development in the School to accommodate the students and core staff. 

Rector, Tamale Poly
The 21st Matriculation saw a total 2,876 students (1,930 males and 946 females) gaining admission into the Polytechnic out of the 3,789 applications received for the 2014/2015 academic year. The non-tertiary division of the Polytechnic also admitted a total of 1,314 students this year. 

The Rector of the Tamale Polytechnic therefore appealed to the government for the construction of a well deserving Auditorium and more lecture halls for the Polytechnic. The Tamale Polytechnic is faced with numerous challenges including the lack of students’ accommodation (hostels), poor campus roads, poor lighting system on campus and lack of fence wall to protect the lands of the Polytechnic. Majority of the students live in overpriced rented houses within the near and far communities. 

However, Dr. Salifu Asuro announced that the Polytechnic from its own internally generated fund was constructing fence wall, constructed a new entrance (Northern gate), machine shop and new market project to complement the efforts of the government. 

The Rector charged the students to be discipline and study hard and chart a progressive and qualitative career for themselves, so as to become entrepreneurs upon completion of their studies. 

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