Government has presented 16,000 pieces of furniture to selected tertiary institutions, in support of increased number of new admissions in the 2013/2014 academic year.
This was in fulfillment of a promise by government to set aside a 10.2 million Cedis funding to complete both ongoing infrastructure and provide extra furniture, to enable universities and polytechnics absorb the two streams of graduates from the Senior High School (SHS) this year.
The interventions were to ensure that qualified applicants were not denied admissions to the public tertiary institutions due to limited space and infrastructure at the time.
Final phase of the handing over ceremony took place in Cape Coast in the Central Region, Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
According to Deputy Education Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the interventions have “resulted in a 100% increase in admissions at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), 40% at University of Cape Coast (UCC) and more than 200% at Cape Coast Polytechnic”.
Mr. Ablakwa commended both government and the academic authorities, for keeping to their promise of ensuring that all qualified candidates gained admission to tertiary institutions to enable them to pursue their chosen career.
Other beneficiary institutions include Accra College of Education, University of Ghana, Legon, University of Professional Studies (UPS) as well as the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT).