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HomeNewsOver 60,000 students offering Tvet for 2023/2024 academic year- Minister of Education

Over 60,000 students offering Tvet for 2023/2024 academic year- Minister of Education

The MP of Bosomtwe and Minister of Education, Hon Yaw Osei Adutwum has revealed that over 60,000 students have enrolled in government Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution for the 2023/2924 academic calendar.

He said initially, 20,000 students enrolled annually prior to 20217.

With this enrollment, the total number of enrollments in TVET institutions, which provides free tvet, stands at 157, 681.

This follows the realignment to TVET institution in the Ministry of Education and consolidation to the free tvet for all, coupled with the implementation of myTVET campaign symposium and launch to change perceptions about tvet in the country.

The Stem Policy Advisor to the Minister of Education Prof. Paul Adom Asamoah who came to represent Hon. Dr. Yaw Adutwum disclosed this in the maiden Tvet symposium and launch of 2nd edition of the Ghana TVET Report in Accra with the theme “Advancing tvet skills and development towards sustainable and decent job creation”.

Prof. Adom Asamoah added that the Government of Ghana in collaboration with development partners have established a competitive fund, called the Ghana Skills and Job Fund (GSDF).

According to him, the GSDF was embedded in the government’s tvet policy to “improve productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce and raise the income-earning capacities of the people, especially, women, low-income groups and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through the provision of quality-oriented, industry focused and competency-based training programs and complementary services”.

He said, at least 42,000 individuals are expected to be employed into the private enterprises for six months after the implementations of the grant, resulting in increased income and better welfare of Ghanaians.

Prof. Adom Asamoah added that Ghc200 million was disbursed to more enterprises as part of the implementation GSDF.

He urged Ghanaians to take advantage of the opportunity provided.

Meanwhile, the Director General of Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Dr. Fred Kyei-Asamoa said as part of the commission’s mandate as stipulated in ACT 21023, they were expected to develop and publish annual reports on the state of TVET in Ghana.

He said the Commission had since 2022 been developing those reports meant to collect data on a set of indicators to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the TVET sector.

Dr. Kyei stated that the TVET report provides a spine for the development of the programs and policy formulation and also contributed to the building a robust TVET system for Ghana’s development.