Tamale, Sept. 26, GNA – Madam Barbara Ayisi
Archer, a Deputy Minister of Education, has called on the youth to take
advantage of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to empower
This, she said, would help reduce the
unemployment rate and promote economic growth and development in the country.
She said this on Tuesday during a presentation
on TVET organized by the Ministry of Information on the Fourth edition of the
National Policy Summits (NPS) 2018 taking place in Tamale.
The two day programme is to create a platform
for explaining government’s policies, plans and programmes, outlining their
objectives, scope and specific areas that private capital was required to
achieve set goals.
Mrs Archer said it is in the NPP’s government
manifesto, page 108, to improve on TVET, and that the Ministry of Education has
developed a TVET Directorate that coordinates all the TVET agencies in the
She said government as part of reforming TVET,
has realigned all the provisions under the Ministry to ensure effective
coordination and supervision to enhance productivity and employment to
She said the government has created and
upgraded 23 technical institutions across the regions in the country to enhance
technical and vocational education and training.
Madam Archer said government is also making
efforts to encourage young people by providing them with the needed support to
venture into agriculture through TVET.
She urged the youth to end the perception that
TVET was for people who had poor grades or school dropouts, which is a negative
way of retarding young people from achieving and realizing their potentials.
During an interaction session, some of the
participants suggested that the ministry should lay emphasis on the guidance
and counselling units in various schools to help guide students on their
Some said the National Commission for Civic
Education (NCCE) should also be supported to educate the public on the vital
role of TVET education in their lives.
They also urged that Technical and vocational
institutions should consistently exhibit their products to the public to help
attract more people into the TVET institutions.