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

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2018). Customer retention in the Ghanaian hospitality industry: determinants and expectations. International Tourism and Hospitality Journal (ITHJ), ISSN: 2616-518X, 1(3), 1-15.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Dacosta, F.D. (2017). A study of events organised by hospitality industries in Accra, Ghana, African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (AJHTL), ISSN: 2223-814X, 6(4), 1-13.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B., & Kissi, M. (2017). Employability skills: Perspectives from employers and tourism graduates, In Oguaa Journal of Social Sciences, (JOSS) 8(1), 57-73.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2017). Appraisal of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Expansion of Ghana’s T3 Thermal Plant: Implications for tourism development. In African Journal of Applied Research (AJAR), 3(1), 26-37.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Kissi, M. (2016). Motivation and Improvement in Employee Performance in the Restaurant Industry in Ghana, In African Journal of Applied Research (AJAR) 2(2), 84-96.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2016). Employability of tourism graduates: Lack of relevant skills or job avenues? Journal of Innovation in Education in Africa (JIEA) 1(1), 82-103.

 

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

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S. B. (2014). Relevance of the Higher National Diploma Tourism Curriculum in preparing Graduates for Industries in Ghana, Takoradi Polytechnic Journal of Technology, 3(1). 38-47.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S. B. (2014). Entrepreneurship education and job creation for tourism graduates, Education + Training (Emerald) 56(8/9), 826-835.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Amenumey, E.K. (2014). Evaluation of teaching methods for knowledge retention in tourism and hospitality education, Journal of Educational Management (JEM) 6(1&2), 185-205.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2013). Souvenirs and tourism promotion in Ghana, International Journal for Technology and Management Research 2(1), 31-39.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2013) Perceptions of sports tourists about service quality in the Ghanaian hospitality industry at Ghana’s CAN 2008 soccer tournament. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, (IJCRB), January, 4(9), 1054-1077.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah S.B. & Kissi, M. (2012) Assessing the effectiveness of internship in tourism education and training in Ghana. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, (IJCRB), September, 4(5), 521-540.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2012). Tourism education and training in Ghana: An evaluation of the HND Tourism Curriculum of Cape Coast Polytechnic, Ph.D Thesis submitted to the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2012). Tourism education in Ghana: Occupational distribution of graduates. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, (IJCRB), August, 4(4), 523-546.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2011). Applying value-added-education for industrial capacity building by Polytechnics in Ghana. Journal of Polytechnics in Ghana (JOPOG) 5(1), 91-108.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2010). Transportation and Tourism Development in the Western Region of Ghana, Journal of Polytechnics in Ghana (JOPOG) 4(1), 118-132.

 

    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2009). Sustainable ecotourism development in a threatened Biosphere Reserve: The case of the Bia National Park in the Western Region of Ghana, Journal of Polytechnics in Ghana (JOPOG), 3(3), 44-56.



PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES



    1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2017). Assessing the performance of tourism graduates: Views of employers and graduates, inProceedings of the 6th Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 17th -19th August, pp. 100-113.
        1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Atepor, L. (2013). Effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in the curriculum of technical vocational education and training institutions in Ghana. A paper presented at the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 24th – 30th. November.

        1. Kissi, M., Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Boako, I. (2012). The use of ICT by selected hotels in Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Applied Research Conference at Koforidua Polytechnic, 25th-28th June.

        1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2012). Sustaining Lake Bosomtwe as an important ecotourist attraction in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, A paper presented at the 2nd National Research Conference of Polytechnics in Ghana at Tamale Sports Stadium, Tamale, 26th-29th February, 2012.

        1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. (2011). Environmental management for tourism development in and around the Oil City of Sekondi-Takoradi. In Proceedings of the 4th Annual Applied Research Conference atKoforidua Polytechnic, 11th-14th July, pp. 44-60.

        1. Owusu-Mintah, S.B. & Avusuglo, C. (2010). Safety and security in the Ghanaian hotel industry: A case study of some selected hotels in Accra. In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Applied Research Conference at Koforidua Polytechnic, 17-19th May, pp. 454 – 470.



BOOK PUBLISHED

 

Owusu-Mintah, S. B. (2013) Ecotourism development in Ghana: An introduction: LAP Publishing Services, (ISBN 978-3-659-39396-9, Amazon Books) Saarbrucken, Germany.