‘Govt will reverse technical varsity to polytechnics’

Secretary to the Technical Universities Teachers Association (TTAG), Mr. Foster Owusu, has alleged on Kumasi-based Abusua FM that the government intends to reverse Technical Universities in the country back into Polytechnics.

Members of TTAG have been up in arms with the government over the constitution of governing councils, issuing ultimatum within which government must comply or will incur their wrath.

It is in this light he hinted that government was feet-dragging in composing governing councils in order to buy more time to reverse these institutions back to polytechnics.

“Government is planning to reverse these institutions into polytechnics and I believe it is one of the reasons they are delaying in composing governing councils”, he alleged.

Eight polytechnics in 2016 that satisfied the requirements were upgraded into Technical Universities under former  President John Dramani Mahama after Technical Committee set up to advise government on the conversion, advised government the exercise must be done progressively to satisfy the requirements of becoming a technical university and per the Technical Universities Act 2016 (ACT 992) enacted by Parliament.

They are; Ho, Tamale, Cape Coast, Sunyani, Accra, Kumasi, Kofridua, and Takoradi polytechnics.

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