Professor Eshun, who had served the Polytechnic in various capacities as lecturer, dean and vice rector was inducted into office by Mr. Joseph Emmanuel Ackah, the Council Chairman for the Polytechnic.
The Council Chairman together with the former rector, Rev. Professor Daniel Nyarko, decorated the new Rector with the official Robe of Office.
Mr. Ackah charged the new Rector to execute his responsibilities with aptness, confidence as well as ensuring all inclusive governance.
He said as the Polytechnic progresses into a Technical University, the new Rector must come up with new ideas, approaches and apply them with tact and determination to propel the school to it next level of academic excellence.
Professor Nyarko whilst congratulating the new Rector said, “I wholeheartedly encourage you to push to the utmost. Do not let physical hindrances and personal annoyance limit your focus and vision”.
Professor Eshun, the new Rector of the School, expressed enormous gratitude to his predecessors for bringing the Polytechnic this far, adding, “the main force I shall rely on, however, as I embark on my responsibilities, are the current members of the Polytechnic, that is staff and students “.
He called for unity, mutual respect and trust for one another, adding “I believe we shall be able to make our home- Takoradi Polytechnic- a lavish garden of knowledge and scientific discovery.”
Outlining his vision, Prof Eshun mentioned that his major preoccupation would be positioning of the Polytechnic as a centre of excellence for Tertiary, Technical and Vocational Education and Applied Research to drive economic growth.
Other strategic priorities for the period 2016 and 2021 would include human resource development, infrastructure growth, increase resources mobilization, research and innovation, science and technology, partnership and networking.
The rest are corporate governance, staff and students services, quality assurance, academic programmes and information communications technology.