The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) has directed all pre-tertiary and tertiary technical and vocational institutions to register and accredit their outfits before 30th June, 2022.
The Commission explained that the directive was in compliance with the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1030) with the mandates the Commission to regulate, promote and administer Technical and Vocational Education and Training for transformation and innovation for sustainable development.
A statement issued and signed by Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, Director General, CTVET indicated that the CTVET is a Government Agency of the Ministry of Education (MoE) established by an Act of Parliament under the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1030).
To achieve the object of the Commission, Section 43 of the Act mandates CTVET to coordinate, harmonise and supervise the activities of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to meet the requirements of both formal and informal sectors, take measures to ensure quality, equitable and inclusive access in the provision of technical and vocational education and training, to accredit programmes, institutions, Centres, facilitators, assessors and verifiers at the formal, informal, non-formal, technical and vocational institutions to ensure quality delivery.
Also, in accordance with the Pre-tertiary Education Act 2020 (Act 1049), a person may establish, manage, operate and maintain a private TVET institution subject to the approval of the Commission for TVET.
The statement noted that the directive was to ensure proper quality assurance, provision of relevant demand driven skills for the industry, and access to future benefits.