This makes the institution the second to offer the programme in the country, the first being the Kumasi Polytechnic.
The rector of Wa Polytechnic, Professor G. K. S. Aflakpui, announced this at the third congregation of the polytechnic, during which 599 graduands were presented with Higher National Diplomas (HNDs).
He said following the letter of accreditation, the National Board for Professional and Technology Examinations (NABPTEX) has also carried out the needed expert review of the curriculum and facilities and had communicated its approval for the programme to start next academic year.
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He hoped that “when we start the programme, our pioneers will work hard to assure the regulatory bodies of tertiary education in Ghana that Wa Polytechnic more than deserves to be accredited to mount the programme in Dispensing Technology”.
Professor Aflakpui said in addition to this, other courses: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Science Laboratory Technology, Catering, Hotel and Institutional Management (CHIM), Fashion and Modelling, Purchasing and Supply, were to be introduced this year, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
“We hope that the 14 newly recruited lecturers who have taken up their appointments would lead the way so that we can move to the next step on the roadmap for accreditation as fast as possible”, he added.
Touching on infrastructure development, he said consistent progress was being made in the transformation of Wa Poly into a technical university.
Prof. Aflakpui, however, said the polytechnic needed funds for workshops and a library to support the new programmes
He implored the graduands to be good ambassadors of the polytechnic.
The Chairman of the Wa Polytechnic Council, Professor Jacob Songsore, advised staff of the polytechnic to take advantage of the innovations and opportunities there to improve themselves academically.
He thanked the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council and other stakeholders for their support to the polytechnic.
On behalf of the graduates, Mr Abudu Mohammed thanked the staff of the polytechnic for the knowledge imparted to them and promised to use it to contribute to the development of the country. END