Departments
Department of Tourism

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Ato Anaman (Lecturer) Ag. Head of Department

MPhil. Tourism

Introduction

The Department of Tourism offers various courses to prepare students to work in middle level management positions in tourism, hospitality and other industries in the country.

Vision

The vision of the Department is to produce graduates who will be able to supervise or manage jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry or establish their own businesses in order to reduce unemployment in the country.

Objectives

The objectives of the Department are to:

  • apply competency-based training in the field of Hospitality and Tourism in producing efficient, knowledgeable, skilled workers for the industry;
  • create an integrated strategy on which to base the Development of Tourism Education and Training programme in the country;
  • enhance the successful development of the Tourism industry in Ghana;
  • fulfill the needs and expectations of the Tourism and Hospitality sector regarding the training of middle-level manpower; and,
  • Enhance collaboration between the Polytechnic and industry, thereby helping to promote quality services delivery in the Tourism and Hospitality industry.

Graduates of the Department are qualified for self–employment or to be able to play significant roles in the management of Hospitality and Tourism Industry.  They aspire to occupy higher positions in both govement and private sector organisations, such as the Ministry of Tourism, Ghana Tourist Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, National Parks, Theme Parks, Tour and Travel Agencies, Information Centres, Convention Bureaus, Consultancies and Educational Institutions.

Staff

The Department has eleven (11) teaching staff, six (6) of whom are full-time lecturers and five (5) are servicing lecturers. In addition, the Department has seven (7) support and administrative staff. Details are provided in the tables below:

Full-Time

 

Name

Qualification

Rank

1

Michael Kissi

MPhil. Tourism

Lecturer

2

Prof. S. B. Owusu-Mintah

PhD Tourism

Associate Professor, Dean of Students' Affairs

3

Michael Opoku-Sarpong

MA Tourism

Lecturer, Examinations Officer

 

4

Ato Anaman

MPhil. Tourism

 

Lecturer,Ag. Head of Departmen

5

Godwin Slonimpah

MA Tourism Management

Lecturer

 

6

Franklin Dacosta

MA Tourism

Lecturer

 

Servicing Lecturers

 

Name

Qualification

Rank

1

M. Ahomka Yeboah

MBA Entrepreneurship & Small Enterprise Dev't.

Lecturer

2

Kwame Tenadu

 MA Communication & MEd. Edu. Admin

Lecturer

3

Grace Anthony

MPhil. Hospitality Management

Lecturer

4

Cynthia Derx-Techie

MPhil English

Lecturer

5

Yusif Arthur

MBA Accounting, ICAG

Lecturer

Support Staff - Administration

 

Name

Qualification

Rank

1

Esther Gyimah (Ms.)

HND Sec. & Mgt. Studies

Senior Admin. Assistant

 

Recent Publications

Prof. Dr. S.B. Owusu-Mintah

1.     Kissi, M. & Owusu-Mintah, S. B. (2015). Quality assurance in Ghanaian Hotels and restaurants, In African Joual of Applied Research (AJAR) 2(2), 72-82.

2.     Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2015). Employability of tourism graduates: Lack of skills or job avenues? A paper presented at the 1st Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) at Windy Lodge Hotel, Winneba, 8th-11thNovember, 2015.

3.    Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Kissi, M. (forthcoming). Relevant skills and work attributes required by industry: Comparing views of employers and tourism graduates. Submitted for publication in the Oguaa Joual of Social Sciences.Vol x, pp xx-xx

4.    Owusu-Mintah, S. B. (forthcoming). Appraising the environmental impact assessment for expanding one of Ghana’s Thermal Plants to ensure energy security.Submitted for publication in the Joual of Applied Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (JASES) Vol. xx. pp. xx-xx

Future Plans

  • Course outlines and syllabi are ready for the introduction of an 18-month B. Tech top-up degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management for the HND graduates, and a Four-year B Tech Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.