So far, eight polytechnics have been selected for the first phase of the conversion process in 2016 while the capacity of other two polytechnics is being built to qualify them for conversion.
The Executive Director of the National Council for Tertiary Education, Professor Mohammed Salifu, said technical universities would produce the skilled human resources for industry not just at the basic level.
"What this intervention is providing for is for people to stay within that technical and vocational education framework but have the clear pathway to develop themselves academically all the way to the highest academic potentials required," he told Xinhua.
A renowned educationist, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, said educating Ghanaian youth to thrive in this ever-changing complex globalized world would require a drastic transformation of the tertiary education system, its structure and how it operates.
The tertiary education terrain in Ghana has expanded drastically within the last two decades.
Currently, there are over 120 tertiary institutions in Ghana with a total of 333,817 students in the 2014/2015 academic year. Endit
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