The government has reassured stakeholders that it is committed to promoting and investing in Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) in Ghana.
According to the Education Ministry, the government is aiming at making Ghana a hub of TVET excellence across the continent.
These were in a speech read by the Chief Director at the Education Ministry, Benjamin Gyasi, on behalf of the sector minister, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum.
He was speaking at Friday’s closing ceremony for the 2021 WorldSkills Ghana National Competition.
He said that technical institutions at the second cycle level were being face-lifted as part of its agenda to make TVET a central pillar in the educational sector.
Benjamin Gyasi said that technical and vocational training in the country was being transformed.
“The government is retooling the entire educational sector, making TVET a central pillar, starting from the basic schools. Technical institutions at the second cycle level are having facelifts and the whole of TVETs are being transformed,” he said.
The government lauded the efforts of TVET students and professionals in the fight against the COVID virus.
He commended them for rising to the task and producing nose masks to limit the spread of the disease.
“During the COVID-19 lockdown, with all borders closed, Ghana was able to produce enough nose masks, for all citizens to significantly reduce the spread of the virus,” he said.
“With the site equipment, tools, skills, and mindset, Ghana beyond aid is plausible and possible,” he intimated.
Benjamin also announced the government’s decision to invest an additional $200 million into Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country.
“The government of Ghana has committed over $700 million to revamp and transform TVET over the last four years. The government is also committing additional $200 million dollars through the jobs and skills project to ensure there is quality in TVET delivery as well as to support MSMEs through the Commission for TVET and the Ghana Enterprise Agencies,” he said.