The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) has organized a one-day sensitization workshop for principals of technical and vocational institutions, on the conduct of 2021 Certificate II Core Subjects Examinations.
About 200 principals of technical and vocational institutions and their staff attended the workshop held at the Education Village Conference Centre.
Educating participants on the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023), Ag. Director General Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, in his welcome address said that the Commission is now better positioned to give learners the confidence to demonstrate and fulfil their potential.
Dr Peter Boahin, Coordinating Lead for Standards, Curriculum Development and Enforcement Division, said the workshop was part of efforts to ensure that examinations were conducted in a smooth and fair manner and reduce the incidence of examination malpractices.
He entreated participants to ensure strict supervision to deter candidates from cheating and detect irregularities.
“We started using nose masks not long ago but I have reports on my desk that some candidates write reference material on these masks. You need to be extra vigilant as they are becoming more ingenious in their ways,” he said.
Mr. Sampson Damptey Tettey, Coordinating Lead for Accreditation, Assessment and Certification Division, indicated that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has shifted from a supply-led to a demand-led approach; leading to the conversion of training programmes into Competency-Based Training mode, to equip learners with practical experience to be better prepared for the world of work.
He added that “institutions should put the requisite structures in place to make teaching and learning in this mode effective.”
Staff of the Accreditation & Certification Unit took turns to take participants through the rules and regulations for dealing with cases of irregularities; the roles and responsibilities on the conduct of exams and the concerns of the Commission on the conduct of the exams.
During the workshop, participants actively took part in discussions and were given the opportunity to ask questions; which were answered by the staff of the Commission.