“The ECG must desist from cutting power supply to educational facilities in the country as that decision was a Cabinet one and it still stands”, Deputy Minister of Education (in-charge of Tertiary education), Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa,in a strong worded advice to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
He’s however pledged government’s commitment to continuously deliberate with stakeholders such as the Ministry of Finance, the ECG, and the schools authorities in order to find an amicable solution to the challenge of power supply to educational facilities.
He asked students to endeavour to conserve energy so that the little resources generated by their institutions could be channeled into other developmental projects.
He was speaking at the 3rd congregation for Bachelor of Technology at the Accra Polytechnic.
Meanwhile he said government’s commitment towards the conversion of polytechnics in the country into technical universities would commence from September 2016.
He said the panel which was constituted by Government had presented its report which indicated that five out of the 10 polytechnics has what it takes to become a technical university, while three others, with time could also be transformed with the last two being far from the mark.