Speaking at the 24th Matriculation Ceremony at the Koforidua Technical University in the Eastern Region over the weekend, the Director of Human Resource Management and Development at the Ministry, Adwoa Van Vicker made it known that government is relying on technical universities to provide technical support and human resources for government’s flagship programs. She mad this known with the statement:
“Government is keenly looking up to the technical universities to provide a clear path to higher Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) as a sure pathway to economic progress. As such, you and other technical institutions will be assisted in providing technical support as well as human resource for the ambitious One District, One Factory initiative,”
According to the Ministry of Education , the government is looking up to the Technical Universities to provide a clear path to higher Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).
US$130 million to upgrade Polytechnics, Technical and Vocational Training Centres (TVET)
As part of efforts to upgrade the country’s Polytechnics, Technical and Vocational Training Centres to improve Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia launched the Ghana-China project which made the Chinese government to allocat a US$130 million facility to the Ghanaian government for the upgrade of five technical universities as well as 10 technical institutes across the country.
The institutions are to see an upgrade in the construction of state of the art training workshops for mechanical engineering, automobile engineering, civil engineering, welding engineering among others.
Meanwhile, the Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, had earlier disclosed that the government is undertaking rehabilitation of almost half of all technical and vocational training institutions in the country.
The rehabilitation is to involve the Ghana Regional Appropriate Technology Industrial Service (GRATIS), and the Opportunities Industrialization Centres (OIC) to provide technological support for industries in the country.