Faculty of Applied Sciences

Dr. Anthony Joe Turkson

DR. ANTHONY JOE TURKSON - Dean, School of Applied Science

Overview

The School of Applied Science was established in 1993 when the Polytechnics were upgraded to tertiary status under the Ghana Educational Reforms Programme. The school operates with five (5) departments namely: Hospitality Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Science and Tourism.

Vision

The vision of the school is as follows:

1. Promote and conduct research into hospitality and statistical services in the country

2. Promote continual training for hospitality and statistical practitioners and other staff in the industry through lectures, symposia, workshops and conferences.

Mission

The mission of the school is as follows:

1. To fulfill the general purpose of Applied Science through the pursuit of excellence in Teaching, Service, Research, Ethical and Moral Training

2. Provide basic Hospitality, ICT, Science and Statistical training in the sciences to students through lectures, practical demonstrations, tutorials, seminar and industrial attachment.

 Objectives

The objective of the School is:

To ensure that all students of the School of Applied science are provided with quality formal education and training through effective and efficient resource management that will facilitate the making of education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation.

 

The school is currently running the following programmes:

1. Mathematics and Statistics Department offers Higher National Diploma (HND) Statistics and Access programme.

2. Hospitality Management Department offers HND Hotel, Catering and Hospitality Management (HCIM), Bachelor of Technology (B-TECH) in Hospitality Management and Advance Cookery (a non-tertiary programme).

3. Tourism Department

4. The Computer Science Department runs HND programme in Information and Communication Technology and a non-tertiary Diploma programme in Information Technology based on the WAEC syllabus.

5. The Science Departments is a servicing department of the school and other departments in the polytechnic

Student Population

The school has a total student population of 603 distributed by gender as follows:

STATISTICS

MALES

FEMALES

TOTAL

HND  1

30

-

30

HND  2

35

4

39

HND  3

59

4

63

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

COOKERY ADVANCE

1

  4

  5

HND  1

2

78

80

HND  2

              11

50

 61

HND  3

 3

             117

              119

B.TECH 1

 3

  8

 11

B.TECH 2

 1

  8

   9

TOURISM

HND 1

19

18

37

HND 2

26

33

59

HND 3

28

25

53

B-Tech 1

  2

1

  3

B-Tech 2

  3

1

  4

COMPUTETR SCI

HND 1

14

2

16

Diploma I.T year 1

  4

1

  5

Diploma I.T year 2

  7

2

   9

TOTAL

 

 

              603

Staffing

Teaching and Non-Teaching

The school is staffed with ninety four (94) members- eighty six (86) full time lecturers and eight(8) administrative staff.

Department

Teaching

Non-Teaching

Total

Dean’s Office

-

1

  1

Hospitality Management

28

2

30

Mathematics and Statistics

25

3

28

Computer Science

13

-

13

Science

  5

-

  5

Tourism

  8

2

10

Total

86

8

94

Deans Office

NAME

RANK

QUALIFICATION

INSTITUTION/YEAR

Dr. Anthony Joe Turkson

Dean

PhD (Statistics)

Huazhong University of Sci.& Tech. China/2011

Ms. Elizabeth Sackey

Asst. Registrar

M.Ed.

Edu. Administration

UCC/2009

Activities embarked upon by the school:

1. The school has been organizing weekly seminars on presentation of articles for lecturers.

2. The staff of the Statistics Department have continually served as examiners to the West African Examination Council.

3. The school has been offering consultancy services and computer literacy training to the polytechnic community and the public. Some of the beneficiaries include students from other institutions. The service is available during the holidays.

4. The school has organized its First school of Applied Science Research conference.

Future Plans

The school has plans to run HND programmes in: Chemical Process Technology (CBT), Dispensing Technology, Food Science and Technology, Computer Science and Bachelor of Technology Programme in Statistics.