IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Stephen Okyere-Boateng, Kwame Ampadu Sasu, Evelyn Ekua Bentil, Benjamin Tawiah Ansu, Philip Agyepong Boateng
The number of tertiary level educational institutions in Ghana has significantly increased from three government-owned universities in 1992 with the establishment of both public and private institutions that have additionally gained tertiary status. The proliferation of private universities has become a matter of public concern because some do not have full-time professionally trained staff for both academic and administrative engagements, and good infrastructure and facilities for provision of conducive environments that would enhance teaching, learning, and research. This study sought to examine the impacts of giving professional training to managers of polytechnics in particular, and tertiary level educational institutions in general. Qualitative research paradigm was used and purposive and stratified sampling methods were employed for data collection. The output of the research indicates that managers of tertiary level educational institutions need to be equipped with professional administrative skills to enhance training of high calibre graduates for both research and the job market. The National Council on Tertiary Education could establish an institute and design training modules for the award of professional certificates in Tertiary Level Educational Management to newly recruited administrators and academic heads of tertiary educational institutions.