The Deputy Director General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Engineer Peter Antwi Boasiako, has disclosed that the current New Patriotic Party government has invested almost $8 billion dollars in TVET infrastructure and training alone between 2017 and 2021.
According to Mr. Peter Antwi Boasiako, the Akufo-Addo administration has an unrivaled commitment to improving and expanding Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The 134-page inaugural Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training 2021 Report was released in Accra on Friday, August 26, 2022, and the Deputy Director General spoke with Kaakyire Kwasi Afari on Koforidua’s Afeema FM News following the publication.
The study makes an effort to compile, validate, and transparently display facts and data on the Ghanaian TVET industry.
He claims that this enormous investment has taken many different forms, ranging from the adoption of pertinent legislation to the significant investments made in the rehabilitation, upkeep, and provision of infrastructure in current training institutions, as well as the building of state-of-the-art TVET institutions.
In addition to the Free Senior High School Program, Mr. Antwi Boasiako once more referred to the introduction of the Free TVET Program as being unmatched in the history of technical education in Ghana.
According to him, this represents the largest investment a government has made in the industry in decades. He added that the investment was made as part of a five-year strategic plan to change the TVET industry countrywide.
According to Peter Antwi Boasiako, the strategic plan was also connected to the larger Education Sector Plan being carried out by the Ministry of Education.
He clarified that in order to address the infrastructural gap in the various TVET institutions, the government was currently working on several significant initiatives.
He explained to Kaakyire Kwasi Afari that the projects under way were intended to support the government’s initiatives within the framework of the Human Capital Development priorities and to address a significant development issue, namely the low quality of skills generated by the nation’s general education.
Construction of 32 cutting-edge TVET institutions across Ghana’s 16 regions is one of the steps implemented to assist the commission in achieving its goals of raising the country’s productivity.
According to Mr. Peter Antwi Boasiako, youth entrepreneurship is a potential alternative that should be supported by many authorities because TVET is the only way to address Ghana’s severe unemployment and trade deficit problems.
He has thus urgently urged Ghanaians, especially students, to fully embrace technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
According to him, entrepreneurship is a symbol of growth in every society, which is why young people in Ghana should give TVET priority.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Kaakyire Kwasi Afari