Mr Fred Kyei Asamoah, Director-General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training has revealed that so far the government has invested about $119 million in upgrading technical institutions in the country.
This investment according to him is the government’s drive to reinforce and promote technical and vocational education.
The government has invested almost 119 million dollars in upgrading some 23 institutions including all our ten technical universities,” he said.
He also pointed out that the government had initiated a career guidance programme in various Junior High Schools to enhance students’ knowledge about technical and vocational training.
“We are setting up career guidance programmes in all the Junior Secondary Schools and we hope to extend it to the primary schools because we believe in catching them young during our programmes.”
The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training was established by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023).
Also, the Commission is striving to among other things regulate, promote and administer technical and vocational education and training for transformation and innovation for sustainable development.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Education Minister has already pledged the government’s commitment to injecting more resources into Technical Vocational Education Training to make the sector attractive for the youth of Ghana.