The Upper West Regional Minister Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih has indicated that the Wa Polytechnic would soon see a face lift of infrastructure development. The minister recounts the discussions he had with authorities of the school on some key infrastructure projects which he said has been forwarded to the sector ministry for consideration.
Dr. Bin Salih noted that construction of roads within the school would also soon commence. The minister poured these revelations during the 7th Congregation ceremony of Wa Polytechnic held on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The school held the ceremony for students who have successfully completed a three (3) year Higher National Diploma (HND) course of study. Dr. Bin Salih seized the opportunity to announce that the Ministry of Roads and Highways would soon award the construction of road within the school to a construction firm to open accessible roads.
This he said would help improve easy accessibility to all facilities in the school. Dr. Bin Salih appeal to graduating students to take advantage of government numerous opportunities in the entrepreneurial, planting for food and jobs, rearing for food and jobs. He charged the students to be employers and not employees. “I am therefore encouraging you all to come together as young men and women to put to use your entrepreneurial skills that you have learnt during your stay here and start businesses and grow them to become gainful employed” he encouraged.
The principal of Wa Polytechnic Dr. Mohammed Iddrisu in his speech said the polytechnic is presenting 240 graduating students of the 2017/2018 academic year in course of study disciplines including Engineering, Applied Science and Technology and Applied art and business. The Principal indicated that the school has supported some of its staff to undertake further studies in quest of uplifting the standards of teaching and learning. Dr. Iddrisu said plans are far advance in preparing the polytechnic to meet the requirement to be upgraded into a technical university.
He encouraged the students to be job creators in complementing the skills and entrepreneurship learnt during their study. Dr. Iddrisu lamented over the challenges bedeviling the polytechnic such as a Research Centre, poor road network and hostel facilities. The polytechnic had collaboration with organizations to better the growth of the school.
In all a total of 240 students were awarded with the certificates of Higher National Diploma in various fields of study.