President Mahama Visits the Centre
The President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama paid an official visit to the Takoradi Polytechnic to symbolically launch the conversion of the institution into a Technical University
This forms part of Government plan towards upgrading a number of Polytechnics in the country into Technical Universities.
During his visit, the President inspected a number of facilities at the polytechnic including the Jubilee Technical Training Centre (JTTC).
The Jubilee Technical Training Centre is a partnership between the Jubilee Partners and Takoradi Polytechnic. The Jubilee Partners, namely, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Tullow Ghana, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Kosmos Energy and Sabre Oil/Petro SA fully funded the construction of the centre.
The Centre, which is part of Takoradi Polytechnic, builds on the 50 years’ proud teaching tradition of the Polytechnic in craft and technical training.
The courses and programmes offered are jeered towards fulfilling the Centre’s vision of delivering market leading technical training aimed at preparing students for a career in the Industry most especially the Oil and Gas Industry .
The President and his team were welcomed on arrival by the Centre Manager, Mr. Matthew Gyan and his Administrator, Mrs. Rebecca Clegg. The manager took the team round the facility.
The President interacted with the staff and some trainees at the centre. Impressed by the condition of the facility and the level of professionalism exhibited, he praised the staff of the Centre and encouraged them to keep on giving of their best.
He was accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and the Deputy Western Regional Minister, Alfred Ekow-Gyan.
From the Centre, the President then proceeded to the Takoradi Polytechnic Auditorium to addressed the entire staff and sections of the student body who were waiting patiently for his arrival.
Story By: Timothy Simpson, Picture Coursey; Ernest Kujoji