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Education Ministry promises major facelift for technical universities


The Ministry of Education says technical and vocational institutions in the country will see a major facelift to churn out quality human resource for the country.

According to the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Babara Asher Ayisi, the investment government is making in the technical and vocational sector is unparalleled in the history of the country.

She is hopeful that Ghanaians will be better witnesses to the changes and the quality of human resources the technical and vocational institutions will churn out.

Commissioning an Electromechanical Laboratory at the Cape Coast Technical University, the deputy minister said government’s efforts in installing 21st-century TVET training systems in the various institutions will better prepare products of the institutions for the job market.

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“Any education will not be complete without technical and vocational education. The government, with the support of our development partners, is equipping many of our institutions to give real meaning to technical and vocational education in the country,” she explained.

She mentioned the Petro-checmical installation at the Takoradi Technical University, the computerised system at the Kumasi Technical University, and now the commissioning of the Electronmechancical Laboratory – that is equipped with a worldwide industry standard training system at the Cape Coast Technical University – has some of the government’s interventions in technical universities across the country.

The Deputy Education Minister in charge of TVET is upbeat government’s effort will transform the technical and vocational sector and put them on a better footing for national development.

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“Government is aware of the infrastructural deficit in the the TVET sector and will do the needful. The TVET is at the heart of government and we will do everything possible to make it a giant in the educational sector,” she assured.

Ayisi cautioned that technical universities should stick to their mandate by pursuing courses that have been enshrined under the Acts which established them.

Chairman of the Interim Management of the Cape Coast Polytechnic, Prof. Sarah Darkwa, was happy the project has been completed and commissioned.

She is upbeat the project will help a great deal in ensuring quality education delivery.