The government has invested about $119 million in upgrading technical institutions in the country, the Director-General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Fred Kyei Asamoah has revealed.
According to him, the amount forms part of efforts by the current administration in promoting technical and vocational education.
“Government has invested almost 119 million dollars in upgrading some 23 institutions including all our ten technical universities,” noted.
He further disclosed that the government had initiated a career guidance programme in our junior high schools to enhance students’ knowledge about technical and vocational training.
“We are setting up career guidance programmes in all the Junior Secondary Schools and we hope to extend it to the primary schools because we believe in catching them young during our programmes.”
The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training was established by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023)
Its primary responsibility is to regulate, promote and administer technical and vocational education and training for transformation and innovation for sustainable development.