úThese students did not obtain credit in some of the core subjects but their aggregates in five subjects counted was not more than 30,Ě Dr Victor Jakpasu Afun, Rector of the Polytechnic said at the school's Matriculation ceremony on Friday.
He reminded this category of students that they will have to pass a special three months access course to run alongside the regular HND course, in order to retain their admissions.
úIn other words, all applicants given conditional admission are on a- justify-your- inclusion mission. This is a one-time offer and make sure you do not fumbleĚ, he cautioned.
Dr Afun said the Polytechnic offered admission to 97 percent (2263) applicants to pursue HND and non-tertiary courses this year out of which 70 percent (1593) applicants accepted the offer.
The Polytechnic received a total of 3056 applications for admission, 701 of them were offered admission to pursue non-tertiary courses.
He assured the new students that their choice of Polytechnic education was not an accident.
úYou are at the right place, your destined location. It is not the certificate you will leave here with that necessarily matters but what you can use your head, heart and hand to do after you acquire the certificate.Ě
Dr Afun said Ghana was in dire need of young people with úcritical and analytical minds, innovative and practically orientedĚ who stood much greater chance of getting employed, which Polytechnics were established to achieve.
úYou are here to be trained to acquire skills and develop your mental faculties that will catapult you to the platform you wish to find yourself.Ě
He assured the students that, úshould it be your choice or desire, you can proceed from HND to Doctor of Technology through Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology.Ě
úThe Polytechnic will be expanded and may be transfigured into a Technical University soon. I, therefore, admonish you to cast off any feeling of mediocrity and uncertainty you may have about Polytechnic education,Ě Dr Afun said.