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Government To Develop Technical Policy


Tetteh Enyo

Tetteh Enyo

Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister for Education on Wednesday said the Ministry will develop a policy on Recognition of Prior Learning and National Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) qualifications to harmonise the delivery of quality TVET in the country.

He said a technical committee set up by the Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) to harmonise Computer Based Training has ended its work and submitted the report paving way for the formulation of the policy.

However, Mr. Tettey-Enyo said a stakeholders’ conference will be convened next year to collate inputs into the finalisation of the policy. He said this in a speech read by Mr. Daniel Baffour Awuah, Executive Director of COTVET, when he presented government’s policies towards addressing challenges facing TVET.

This was at a Vocational Training for Females (VTF) forum in Accra on achieving better impact of vocational skills development in West Africa. The forum, sponsored by the Church Development Services (EED) of Germany and attended by TVET representatives from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone was to share findings on a comparative study conducted to assess the impact, relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of different approaches of delivering TVET in these countries.

Mr. Tettey-Enyo said the policy is to align training to work by involving industry in the development of a curriculum, because industry is the beneficiary of its products and knows the relevant subjects for their training.

He said TVET is a viable sector that ensures immediate returns but added that setbacks such as inadequate budgetary support, lack of coordination and learning materials threaten its effectiveness. “To this end, government is working with its donor partners and the World Bank to secure more funding for the sector to enhance its activities,” Mr. Tettey-Enyo said.

Mrs. Leticia Osafo-Addo, Vice Chairperson of the Board of Governors of VTF, said TVET is the bedrock of the country’s economic development adding, “It is relevant today as it was yesterday and it would be in the future”.


Source: GBC

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