This is in consonance with Government’s ongoing efforts to expand equitable access and improve the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana.
The infrastructure package includes classroom blocks, technical workshops, ICT centers, dormitories, dining halls, administration blocks, teachers’ bungalows and an office complex for the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET). The US$ 60 million project is being funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Ghana.
The beneficiary institutions are the Ada Technical Institute, Akwatia Technical Institute, Amankwakrom Technical Institute, Asuansi Technical Institute, Bolga Technical Institute, Kpando Technical Institute and Nkoranza Technical Institute.
Others are Dabokpa Technical Institute, Wa Technical Institute, Krobea Asante Technical Institute, Takoradi Polytechnic, Accra Polytechnic, and the University of Education, Winneba (College of Technology, Kumasi Campus).
In addition, a modern office will be constructed at the old COTVET offices, next to the Ghana News Agency in Accra. This will provide a befitting working place for COTVET which is currently housed in a temporal office facility.
Addressing a large gathering of the Chiefs and People of Ada, President Mahama reiterated government’s commitment to enhancing the image of TVET instead of the last resort it has been accorded in times past.
This, he said , was evident in the over 2,000 scholarships government has awarded to TVET students and apprentices in the last two years alone; the scholarships being awarded to TVET instructors to upgrade their capacity and providing quality tuition and the provision of modern infrastructure and equipment for teaching and learning.
The colorful ceremony was attended by various high level TVET stakeholders, including the Minister of Education, the Ghana Resident Representative of the AfDB and principals of the beneficiary TVET institutions.
Source: Public Agenda News Desk