14 Mar 2018

CAPE COAST POLYTECHNIC IS NOT AN EASY POLYTECHNIC TO MANAGE – MINISTER OF EDUCATION CAUTIONS NEW MANAGEMENT

The new Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Cape Coast Polytechnic that was inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at his office in Accra on Wednesday, has been cautioned of the rather difficult task ahead for them.

The decision to have an IMC was necessitated by the absence of a governing council and the urgent need to respond to some critical governance challenges, following the suspension of the Rector of the school.

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh admitted that the task ahead for the IMC is “an arduous one, given the particular challenges that the Cape Coast Polytechnic face” but was confident that their vast experience and expertise in management will help them discharge their duties with distinction.

The three-member management committee is made up of Prof. Sarah Darkwa of the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Ernest Yankson, lecturer at the University of Cape Coast and Nana Agjei Baffour Awuah, a legal practitioner.

For the next four months, the IMC are expected to take charge of the day-to-day management of the polytechnic, ensure appropriate governance and management structures are in place, review all pending court cases as well as submit weekly reports to the National Council for Tertiary Education (NTCE) and the Ministry of Education.