Koforidua Polytechnic Admits 2,302 Fresh Students


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05 November 2012

The Koforidua Polytechnic has received 2,302 new students out of the 3,465 applicants, who were offered admissions for the 2012/2013 academic year, representing 64.4 percent, acceptance rate.





The Polytechnic received 3,609 applications and 3,465 of them were offered admissions into Higher National Diplomas, Diplomas, Technician programmes and Craft courses.

Professor Reynolds Okai, Rector of the Polytechnic, announced these in a speech read on his behalf at the 17th Matriculation of the educational institution on Friday.

He said the 64. 4 per cent acceptance rate dropped from the 72 per cent acceptance rate in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Professor Okai said 1,496, representing 65 per cent of the 2012/2013 fresh students, were males and 806, representing 35 per cent were females.

Prof. Okai said: “Compared to the 2011/2012 academic year, the Polytechnic has witnessed a considerable decrease in the female new entrants from 42.1 percent to 35 percent.

“Management has taken note of this decrease and will work together with stakeholders to reverse this unfortunate trend”.

He said the overall student population now stands at 5,597 for the 2012/2013 academic year, a modest increase from the total of 5,151 recorded for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Prof. Okai said management of the Polytechnic was working hard to increase the number of programmes being offered.

He said currently the Polytechnic was offering Bachelor of Technology, Higher National Diploma, Diploma and Certificate and “Furthermore, management is working expeditiously to re-introduce professional programmes including ICA, ACCA, CIPS CIMA, and ICB”.

Prof. Okai cautioned that the Polytechnic would dismiss any student caught engaging in examination malpractices.

Source: GBC



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