Government will soon launch a strategic plan for Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) as part of efforts taken to re-position technical and vocational education in the country.
The move is to redeem the misconception that vocational education is inferior and only patronized by unintelligent students.
Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Barbara Asher Ayisi revealed this on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso NsemFriday.
She noted that, government was undertaking structural reforms by setting up a Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) Service and TVET Council as well as dedicating a whole division of the Education Service to technical and vocational education, which would have its own Director-General.
The deputy Education Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North revealed that, in addition to the revision of the curricula of the TVET institutions, government would construct 20 modern TVET institutions and upgrade 45 National Vocational/Technical Training Institutes (NVTIs), among other interventions.
She bemoaned how technical universities expected to offer students training which was “practical-oriented are not able to do that due to inadequate resources.
As an immediate measure, Barbara Asher Ayisi said government has received funds to provide modern equipments in specific disciplines that would mould them into resourceful entrepreneurs who can create private jobs rather than relying on government for employment.