Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) officially launched at KsTU’s Adako Jachie campus

Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) officially launched at KsTU’s Adako Jachie 	campus

Picture: The Minister of Education (middle of front row) with the Director General of CTVET, Dr. Fred Asamoah Kyei (in red tie)

The government has built an advanced engineering workshop at Kumasi Technical University's (KsTU) Adako Jachie campus. The facility will promote and enhance teaching and learning of technical and vocational education in the Technical University. It is part of the government's programme to enhance the retooling of Technical Institutions for them to be able to produce the needed technicians and technologists for the country’s development.

At the programme, the Minister of Education, Hon. Yaw Osei Adutwum who represented the President Nana Akufo-Addo officially launched the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) including the Commission’s logo.

Speaking on behalf of the President, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said the new Commission has eleven-member governing board that supervises the work of the Commission and it is headed by a Director-General and two Deputies. According to the Minister, the Commission will be responsible for accreditation, assessment and certification, standards regulation, curriculum development and enforcement. It is made up of the Policy Planning, Project Research, Monitoring and Evaluation departments.

Hon. Yaw Adutwum noted that the Government is determined to promote TVET till it becomes the preferred choice among Ghanaian youth. He said, the government’s commitment to invest in TVET is meant to equip the youth with the needed skills to make them self-reliant and change the misconception that TVET was inferior and patronised only by less-endowed students.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah on his part said, it was long overdue for people to discard the misconception that TVET was only for the dumb kids. He maintained that one's level of intelligence should not be measured by one's ability to comprehend and speak English. He questioned how less intelligent person could operate a machine in a given workshop.

He emphasised that if a person is able to sew a dress, fix a broken down vehicle, construct a building among others, it will be unthinkable for somebody to describe such an individual as less intelligent.

The Vice-Chancellor Ing. Professor Osei-Wusu Achaw, assured that the University would work hard to maintain the facility and deliver on its mandate of providing quality teaching, learning and research in engineering, science, technology and entrepreneurship for national development.

Picture: A section of the Engineering students at KsTU


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