The Bolgatanga and Wa Polytechnics have reportedly been approved now as Technical universities, as of now, there are 10 Technical universities in Ghana, the Daily Graphic has said.
An amendment of the Technical Universities Act (922) on Thursday, April 2, 2020, by Parliament endorsed the approval of Bolgatanga Polytechnic and the Wa Polytechnic in the Upper West Region to technical universities.
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In 2016, the Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922) became effective to convert qualified polytechnics to technical universities to provide higher education in engineering, science and technology-based disciplines, technical and vocational education and training, applied arts and related disciplines.
At the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year, eight out of 10 polytechnics in the country were converted to the level of a technical university, Bolgatanga and Wa Polytechnic were, of course, the two exceptional because they could not meet the criteria for conversion at the time.
This downside according to the management of both institutions affected enrolment and earnings.
Following the unfortunate development, the management of the institution embarked on a massive facelift agenda to enable them to meet the criteria.