Hospitality Management

Dr. Anne Tagbor, HOD

The Department of Hospitality Management is one of the four departments within the School of Applied Science of Takoradi Polytechnic. It was established in 1962 to offer Dressmaking and Cookery programmes to students. It assumed full departmental status in 1978, with a task of offering only Intermediate Catering programmes or courses.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management was introduced in 1995 as a tertiary programme when the Polytechnic was elevated to tertiary status. The Department’s plan of running a 16-month top up programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Technology degree in Hospitality Management programmes materialized on 17th November, 2008. The maiden freshmen and women were made up of eight students that is, seven females and a male.

Vision

  • To become a centre of excellence providing quality education by inquiry into the management of Ghanaian hospitality industry.
  •  To develop employable graduates who will fit into Ghanaian, African and global societies and contribute meaningfully to the development of their societies.

Mission

  • To train middle-level-manpower in areas related to hospitality management.
  • To provide high quality training which will enable graduates to acquire the requisite skills needed in the Hospitality Industry.

CATERING BLOCK, takoradi PolytechnicGoals
The main goals of the Department are to provide opportunity for research and publication, to enable the Department contribute to already existing knowledge in the area of hospitality management.

Objectives

  • To equip graduates with analytical and interpretative skills to work in hospitality establishments;
  • To train graduates to become consultants in the hospitality industry;  
  • To equip graduates with operational and managerial skills required in working in the hospitality industry;
  • To help graduates adopt strategies to solve real life challenges in hospitality management; and
  • To train more qualified personnel to make Ghana self-sufficient in skilled manpower to care for the professional needs in the area of hospitality management.

Academic Programmes
The ability of the department to meet its challenging responsibilities lies in the constant transformation and re-structuring of its academic programmes to meet changing needs of the hospitality industry. The programmes offered include bachelors’ degree leading to the award of Bachelor of Technology in Hospitality Management; Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hospitality Management, Advanced and Intermediate Catering.

Future Plans
The Department intends to run a four-year Bachelor of Technology programme in Hospitality Management and a short course in Food and Beverage Service. It’s in the process of developing a curriculum for HND sandwich programme in Hospitality Management. The Department is aiming at constructing a guest house for students’ practice and also to establish two more restaurants in the department for students practice in organizations and to cater for other functions in the Polytechnic.

Plans are far advanced to collaborate with foreign Universities such as the Netherlands City College, University of Technology, Nairobi, Kenya and others which are running similar programmes in Hospitality Management to share knowledge and experiences to enable us solve related problems in the department.

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

 

S/N

 

NAME

 

DESIGNATION

 

QUALIFICATION

1

Dr.  Anne Tagbor

Lecturer

Doctor of (Hotel and Tourism Management)


2

Ms. Florence Dzifah Bansah

Lecturer

M. Phil. (Home Science)

3

Ms. Linda Christabel Duncan

Lecturer

M. Phil. (Tourism)

5

Mr. Stephen Anin

Lecturer

M. Sc. (Food Science & Technology)

6

Mrs. Agnes Owusu-Akyaw

Senior  Lecturer

M. Ed. (Admin)

7

Ms. Elizabeth Sakyi

Lecturer

M. Ed. (Home Economics)

8

Mrs. Frances Betty Fraikue

Lecturer

M. Ed. (Home Economics)

9

Ms. Barbara Osman


Lecturer

M. Ed. (Home Economics)

10

Ms. Irene Seh Tah

Lecturer

M. A. (International Hospitality)

11

Ms. Margaret Asiedu

Lecturer

M. A. (International Hospitality)

12

Ms. Irene Darkwa

Lecturer

M.  Consumer Science

13

Ms. Rosemond Anyobobeh

Lecturer

M. Tech. (Hospitality and Catering)

14

Ms. Lucia Dzokoto

Lecturer

M. Tech. (Hospitality and Catering)

15

Mrs. Adelaide Spio-Kwofie

Lecturer

M. Tech. (Hospitality and Catering)

16

Ms. Joana Adwoa Hagan

Lecturer

M. Tech. (Hospitality and Catering)

17

Ms. Nana Ama Boansi Boakye

Lecturer

M. Tech. (Hospitality and Catering)

18

Ms. Nana Ama Donkor Boateng

Lecturer

M. Tech.  (Hospitality and Catering)

19

Ms. Esther Offeibea  Anoff

Lecturer

M. Tech (Hospitality and Catering)

20

Mrs. Bertha Danso

Senior Instructor

B. Sc. (Hospitality Management)

21

Ms. Millicent Mensah

Senior Instructor

B. Sc. (Hospitality Management)

22

Ms. Regina Adonu

Senior Instructor

B. Sc. (Hospitality Management)

23

Mrs. Mary MacArthur Floyd

Senior Instructor

B. Sc. (Hospitality Management)

24

Mr. Lordson Damoah

Senior Instructor

B. Sc. (Hospitality Management)

25

Mr. George Adadevoh

Senior Instructor

Bachelor of Commerce

26

Ms. Millicent Amoah

Senior Instructor

B. Ed. (Home Economics)

27

Ms. Ivy Fosuah Osei

Senior Instructor

B. Ed. (Home Economics)

29

Sharon Atsufui  Atakpa

Senior Instructor

B. Ed. (Home Economics)

30

Ms. Janet Seku

Chief Instructor

B. Tech. (Food & Beverage  Service Management)

31

Ms. Rita Adasi Fenteng

Senior Instructor

B. Tech. (Hospitality Management)

32

Mr. Morris Brako

Senior Instructor

B. Tech. (Tourism Management)

 

Dr. Anne Tagbor                                          -                       Hospitality Department

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