COTVET, MoE Launch ‘My Tvet’ Campaign
Gifty Twum Ampofo (middle) with COTVET executive and other dignitaries
COUNCIL for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in
collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) has launched a national
campaign aimed at promoting vocational training dubbed, ‘MY TVET’ on Wednesday, June 12 at the Accra International
Conference Center (AICC).
the theme: “Skills For Jobs And National
Development”, the launch, had in attendance representatives from the
Ministry of Education, COTVET among other important stakeholders and
dignitaries as well as students drawn from some vocational and technical
institutions in Accra.
a keynote address read on behalf of the Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku
Prempeh, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical Education,
Gifty Twum Ampofo highlighted some of government’s activities to improve
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country.
include improving infrastructure of TVET institutions including the
construction of modern TVET institutions in various parts of the country;
establishing a TVET service; providing free technical and vocational education
and training and upgrading of colleges specialized in technology.
expressed optimism that the above-mentioned government interventions together
with the ‘MY TVET’ campaign can reverse the negative attitude of society towards
TVET, making it more attractive to the youth and would increase enrollment in
TVET institutions in the next five years,
however cautioned that “campaigns are very demanding and expensive” as such
COTVET and its partners must strive to make this campaign successful and
not sleep on the job after the launch. This, coupled with other measures is
what will help put TVET in its rightful place in the development path of our
country”, she charged.
Executive Director for COTVET, Fred Kyei Asamoah in his welcome address stated
that resources have been committed to the implementation of the campaign,
expressing hope that “together, we can transform the nation through TVET.”
stressed that COTVET has established a strong collaboration with industry.
have reached a stage in our developmental agenda where industry must be
encouraged to lead the process of training their next users.
We can only do this by strongly engaging our industry players so that they can contribute significantly to the development of TVET sector in Ghana”, he posited.
By Nii Adjei Mensahfio