STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON THE CONVERSION OF POLYTECHNICS TO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES HELD AT LA PALM ROYAL HOTEL, ACCRA ON JANUARY 6, 2015
A one day stakeholders’ consultative forum on the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities was held at the La Palm Royal Hotel on January 6, 2015. The forum was attended by stakeholders in the educational sector who brainstormed on the Technical Universities Bill and the Report of the Technical Committee. Conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities was advocated by President John Dramani Mahama in his 2013 State of the Nation Address. Subsequently, in September 2013, the Ministry of Education set up a technical committee to develop a road map for the conversion.
The theme for the forum was, “Repositioning Technical Education as a Driver of Economic Transformation and National Development”.