TVET, a sure way to curb graduate unemployment – GNECC


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Accra, Jan. 24, GNA
– The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) on Friday said
Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) should be fully adapted to
ensure graduate unemployment is reduce.

TVET has the
potential to promote peace and eliminate poverty and despondency in the
society, a statement signed by Mr Kofi Asare, Chairman of GNECC to mark the
International Day of Education and copied to the Ghana News Agency stated.

The statement said,
for the educational system to produce graduates who had the capacity to engage
in economic opportunities and participate in the prosperity agenda, government,
stakeholders and development partners should prioritize TVET by making it free
up to tertiary level to encourage young people to subscribe.

It said, TVET
learning centers should be equipped to ensure that quality of instruction and
learning outcomes were consistent with standards required by the industry.

The statement
further mentioned that, outreaches should be embarked in communities and
schools to change knowledge, attitudes and perceptions on TVET amongst parents,
students and the society in general.

It added that career
guidance assistance at the basic level was prudent to encourage students
consider choosing TVET programsmes.

It said government
should ensure there was a smooth progression from the lowest level up to the
post graduate level to assure students of opportunities for career advancement
in TVET.

It said government’s
commitment to providing quality pre-basic, basic and secondary education to
Ghanaians would be incomplete if it did not lead to economic prosperity which
was a pre-requisite for peace and national development.

GNECC is a network
of Civil Society Organizations, professional groupings educational/research institutions
and other practitioners interested in promoting quality basic education for
all.

GNA