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The Bolgatanga Polytechnic on Tuesday matriculated 498 students to pursue Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in various courses for the 2009/2010 academic year.
Out of the number, 11 were females representing 24 per cent of the admission. Some 129 students were also admitted to pursue various professional courses at the non-tertiary level and another 36 have been enrolled to undertake the pre HND Access Course.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof Paul B. Tanzubil, expressed concern about low enrolment in the sciences and said only 25 per cent of the fresh students would be pursuing courses in the sciences an area which is of greater priority to polytechnics.
He attributed this problem to the fact that science was poorly patronized and only few students advance beyond the senior high school level.