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2023 Budget: Gov’t urged to enhance TVET education to include informal sector

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“I would want to see more improvement in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) not only in the formal sector but also the informal sector. How do we get others in the informal area to join TVET and enhance what skills they have.”

Nii Armah Addy, an Educationist shared these concerns ahead of the reading of the 2023 Budget Statement and Budget Policy, Thursday, November 22, 2022. 

Mr. Addy however warned that an enhanced access to TVET must not be politicised. In this way, the people who really need the skills development would get it and equip themselves with adequate knowledge. 

“Education, as we say, is a common good and so once we do it irrespective of people’s background, it is the country that benefits in the long run.”

Government as part of measures to revamp the country’s education system, extended the Free Senior High School education policy to cover some 139 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the country.

Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum who made this known when he met the press said this is part of a broad-based plan by government to make education and training accessible to Ghanaians.

“Based on the direction of the President, 139 T-vet schools have been moved to the Ministry of Education and they are all going to enjoy the Free Senior High School education policy.

“Any student that goes to any of the 139 TVET schools will not have to pay any fees as a result,” the Minister said.

This, the Minister said a TVET Council has been established by his Ministry to oversee TVET and skills training policy implementation with both Director General and Deputy appointed and the Regional Directorates will soon be established.

In addition, the Minister disclosed that 37 buses and other vehicles have been procured for distribution to the TVET schools as part of efforts to equip them to function.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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