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A 5-year Strategic Plan for Technical Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) has been designed to align and bring all TVET public institutions under one supervision.


The supervisory Authority, headed by the Deputy Minister of Education, would streamline TVET's curricula and improve the co-ordination of its training.


The 5-year Strategic Plan, will also set up a dedicated division of the Education Service for technical and vocational education with its own Director General and aTVET Service Council.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who made these known on Saturday, when he attended the centenary celebrations of Asuansi Technical Institute in Asuansi in the Central Region, added that the goal of his Government was to make Ghana a world-class Centre for Skills Development, and a leading country in TVET delivery in Africa.


According to President Akufo-Addo, government would emphasized on the importance of TVET, which, he said, would, invariably, change  the misconception of technical and vocational education as inferior  and patronized only by less endowed students.


At the National Conference on Technical and Vocational Education in Koforidua in the Eastern Region on March 15, 2018, President Akufo-Addo outlined Government’s strategic policy on TVET.


The President told the gathering that Government was tackling the perennial infrastructure problems of the TVET sector, and that work would soon start on the construction of 20 modern TVET institutions in various parts of the country, the upgrading of some 35 National and Vocational Training Institutions across the country, and the upgrading of Colleges of Education that specialized in technology.


He disclosed that a major revision of the curricula of TVET schools was underway to make it relevant to the need of Ghana’s changing economy.


“We recognize that science, technology and technical skills rule industry, and you rule yourself out, if you are not appropriately equipped. Every child must be offered the opportunity to bring out her inherent talents for innovation. It is in the laboratories and workshops that young people get the opportunity to expand their imagination, and develop the skills that would equip them for the modern world,” he said.


President Akufo-Addo said, Ghanaians needed to modernize all sectors, with skilled trained people, leading the modernization process.


Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)