CONVERTING POLYTECHNICS IN GHANA INTO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES
The system of education in Ghana appears to fall along two pathways. Some students go through Grammar/General Secondary Education (GSE)to prepare them for higher education, though in reality only a small selection enter tertiary institutions. Others go through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)with the expectation of ending up in the polytechnics, where they are trained to acquire specific skills to provide the needed middle manpower human resource for the economy. It is too often the case that the TVET at the secondary-level is seen as the domain for people whose academic capabilities are considered inferior.