Takoradi Polytechnic Develops Software for Industrial Liaison Unit
The Takoradi Polytechnic Industrial Liaison
Office has adopted a software platform to help the department strengthen its
database and monitor its relationship and with stakeholders.
The software (T’poly Industrial Liaison Portal) developed by TPCONNECT – an
in-house research team, has also been tasked to undertake projects aimed at
using information technology to aid in meeting the objectives of the
Mr Kow Panyin Nketsia-Richard, a public relations officer at the Polytechnic,
told Ghana News Agency that steps are being taken to make the polytechnic
business processes more effective and efficient.
He said the team has been undertaking feasibility studies and gathering inputs
from various stakeholders and departmental units to have a very robust database
for the school.
Mr Timothy Simpson, Project Manager, said the system could be accessed online
and via the Takoradi Polytechnic main website adding: “Students can now be able
to obtain and print their attachment letters online.”
The new system according to him has the ability to generate several reports. It
could sort out students by name, location, company, programme and department as
well as any other report when needed.
Mr Simpson said the online portal would be maintained by the ICT Services
Department, adding that the system could be customised for any institution upon
He was grateful for the support of Management and team members especially,
Heads of Department, Computer Science and ICT Services who are also members of
“We have plans of having an intranet platform (internal network) where
students, lecturers, administrative staff and unit heads can have access to the
Polytechnic Online Services based on their access rights and level of
responsibility,” he said.