Sunyani Polytechnic held its 7th congregation on Saturday, 30th
August, 2014 at the school’s auditorium where One thousand four
hundred fifty six (1,456) graduands received awards in Higher National
Diploma (HND) in Engineering, Business and Management Studies, Applied
Science and Technology and Certificates at the Non-Tertiary levels.
These are students who have successfully completed their programs of
study for the 2013 and 2014 academic years and have been adequately
prepared by the Polytechnic to fill various positions in industry.
The total number of graduands for 2013 was 1,024 out of which 26 had
first class, 400 had second class upper, 504 had second class lower,
and 86 had pass.
The overall best graduand for the 2013/2014 academic year was Mr.
Ayidana Atindanbire Gilbert who had first class in
Prof. K.T Djang-Fordjour, Rector of Sunyani Polytechnic said, They has
put measures in place to transform the Polytechnic into a Technical
University by the year 2016. “the Polytechnic has put in place a five
year Comprehensive Strategic Plan to act as road map that would be
regularly consulted to monitor our progress on the benchmarks we have
set ourselves to achieve this goal to indicate our readiness to start
a technical university with two campuses at Duayaw Nkwanta to be known
as Agricultural Technology Village and the main campus in Sunyani.”
Dr. Isaac Kwasi Asomah, Chairman of Sunyani Polytechnic Council said,
Inadequate lecture halls, offices and housing accommodation for staff,
hostel accommodation for students, computer laboratories and workshops
are some of the problems facing the Polytechnic. “I wish to plead with
Government to make funds available to enable the Polytechnic to
establish more laboratories and workshops to make teaching and
learning more effective and practicable to reflect its core mandate.”
Mr. Emmanuel Newman who represented the Education Minister Prof. Jane
Naana Opoku-Agyemang said, the graduation of the students is a relieve
to them, their parents, government and the tax payers. He appealed to
Polytechnic Teachers to use dialogues in confrontation for better
salaries. He also urged them to upgrade themselves.
The ceremony attracted a large number of people including government
officials, chiefs, parents, guardians, students and members of the
[Story by: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (KOK)