President John Mahama has ordered for the immediate dissolution of the Wa Polytechnic Council following protracted internal wrangling at the Institute.
Due to the squabbles in the school, graduating students have not received their certificates.
According to President Mahama, the decision is based on the advice of the National Council on Tertiary Education, saying an interim Council will manage the polytechnic.
The President has on his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour of the regions been inaugurating facilities in the various Polytechnic’s as a prelude to the conversion of the Polytechnic’s into technical universities in September this year.
The facilities are aimed at equipping the students with skills for the labour market.
President Mahama said government will fast track the upgrade of facilities in the Polytechnics that are yet to meet the conversion criteria.
The Wa Polytechnic is one of the few yet to meet the criteria due to some internal problems making a number of ongoing projects in the school to be put on hold.
The President revealed this in Sunyani during the inauguration of a block for the Hospitality, Catering, and Institutional Management (HCIM) block at the Sunyani Polytechnic.
‘I have taken notice of the current crisis that has overwhelmed the Wa Polytechnic which has led to an almost total paralysis of governance in that institution, for two years or more graduating students have not received their certificates, all projects have come to a standstill and all are engaged in a free for all litigation that threatens the survival of that institution. I have therefore based on the advice of National Council for Tertiary Education to authorise the immediate dissolution of the Wa Polytechnic Council and I have instructed an interim management committee takes over the day to day administration of that institution and work towards returning the Polytechnic into an atmosphere of normalcy,’ he explained.