The Sunyani Polytechnic Alumni Association at the weekend appealed to government to speed up processes in transforming polytechnics into universities.

It said the idea of the government to repackage and upgrade polytechnics into universities was a noble course that would help facilitate the national reconstruction process.

At its maiden get-together dinner in Sunyani, Mr Kwaku Owusu, Chairman of the Alumni Association and immediate past Vice Rector of the Sunyani Polytechnic, said polytechnic education ought to be given real meaning and correspond to the technical needs of the country.

He observed that infrastructure and other teaching materials were readily available at the various polytechnics in the country and the government could rely on such resources.

Mr Owusu said quality technical education would not only help Ghana to improve on its infrastructural base but promote rapid economic growth and development as well.

He announced that the alumni intended to construct a modern hostel facility and a cr?che for the Sunyani Polytechnic, appealed to former unregistered students to register with the association and support their Alma mater.

Mr Owusu said the alumni, with a membership of about 200, stood as an advocacy body to champion the course of the Sunyani Polytechnic.

He explained it networked and supported graduates to have gainful employment, and appealed to especially graduates abroad to link up with the association. GNA

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