The Accra Polytechnic has admitted 922 students to pursue the Bachelor of Technology (BTECH) and the Higher National Diploma (HND) part time programmes in the 2012/2013 academic year at its matriculation last Friday.
Of the number, 786 would pursue the HND in Business Management, Applied Science and Art, and Engineering, while 136 would pursue the B-TECH in Fashion Design and Textiles, and Science Laboratory Technology.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Rector, Dr Sylvester Achio, disclosed that the polytechnic has made remarkable progress in the fields of teaching and learning.
Again, information and communication facilities have been put at the disposal of the students to enable them have access to the internet for their research activities.
Dr. Achio advised the students, to develop healthy relationships with the school authorities, noting “this will help you to get the best from them, to develop yourselves academically”.
“Build a healthy relationship with your Departments, the Academics Counselors, and the Guidance and Counseling Departments, to assist you with relevant information on how to develop yourselves, individually, academically and career wise.
“I urge you to study hard, acquire the necessary practical and hands-on skills to improve upon your work performance, and earn the confidence of your employers,” Dr Achio further told them.
The acting Vice Rector, Mr Edwin Mends-Brew, also urged the students to abide by the rules and regulations of the polytechnics, if they want to pass though it successfully.
“As freshmen, you have solemnly sworn to observe the rules and regulations of the institution, obey and respect authority, and be totally committed to your academic work as you go through the lecture halls in search of your degrees and diplomas,” he counseled them.