Gov’t re-affirms commitment to prioritizing technical, vocational training

President John Mahama has reaffirmed government’s commitment to prioritizing technical and vocational training in Senior High Schools as it offers opportunity for the youth.

He is therefore urging parents and students to consider the option to also feed the growing industrial sector.

The President was speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Akatsi Senior High Technical School in the Volta Region.

“Government has been pursuing strong technical, vocational and educational training at the senior high school level. The purpose has been to equip students with the technical and professional skills needed for the world of work.

“There has been the need however to renew and intensify our focus on TVET at the secondary and tertiary levels of education to equip products of our educational skills with practical and technical skills,” the President added.

Government in his view cannot do all by itself if the technical, vocational and educational training is to improve in the country.

He said students must be ready and willing to take up these courses.

He advised that they ignore any notion which seek to suggest that those who take up these technical courses are drop outs or not good enough.

“This mindset must change because Ghana is changing,” he said.

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