By Maxwell Nkansah
According to Fred Kyei Asamoah, Director General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the government has committed over $119 million on modernising technical schools in Ghana.
The expenditure, he explained, is part of the government’s efforts to promote technical and vocational education.
On Eyewitness News, he stated, “The government has committed about 119 million dollars in modernising approximately 23 institutions, including all ten of our technical universities.”
Mr. Asamoah went on to say that the government had started a career advice programme in various Junior High Schools to improve students’ understanding of technical and vocational training.
According to him they are putting up career advisory programmes in all of the junior secondary schools, and we intend to expand to primary schools as well because we believe in catching them when they’re still young.”
The Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 established the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Act 1023).
The Commission’s goals include regulating, promoting, and administering technical and vocational education and training for sustainable development transformation and innovation.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, has previously stated that the government intends to increase funding for Technical Vocational Education Training in order to make the sector more appealing to Ghana’s youth.