Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, Professor Reverend Frank John Eshun has called on students to eschew laziness and other negative tendencies that would prevent them from getting the best out of their Polytechnic education.
He said the semester system being operated by the Polytechnic is very challenging and requires consistent work, regular attendance to lectures and the completion of all continuous assessment given to them.
Professor Eshun said this when he officially admitted 2,302 fresh students to pursue various Degree and High National Diploma programmes at the Polytechnic.
The formal induction into the Polytechnic would also offer them a unique opportunity to be recognized as future alumni of the school as well as enjoy all rights and privileges of the premier academic institution.
The Polytechnic received 3,950 applications for the 2015/2016 academic year out of which 2,975 were offered admission, however, only 2,302 enrolled for the academic year.
The Rector of the Polytechnic urged the students to put academic work first in all their priorities and strive to set high academic and moral standards for themselves.
He said the freedom that came with tertiary education must rather be used to their advantage rather than wasting time on unprofitable ventures. Reverend Professor Eshun said the Polytechnic operated an open policy and called on them to use appropriate channels in resolving issues.