As government makes effort to strengthening the Technical and Vocational Education and Training-TVET in the country.
Minister for Education, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum has cut sod for the construction of a multipurpose facility at Manso-Nkwanta in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
The school will run courses on masonary, carpentry, plumbing and tiling using local construction materials and through opinion _ exchange meetings both onsite ( in person) and via the internet to contribute to the improvement of the trainees’ skills.
The project is being sponsored by the Japanese government at the cost of 1.4 million dollars for a three year period.
Over $300,000dollars has been released as a first tranche for the construction.
The Manso-Nkwanta Traditional Council has already released 8 hectares of land to millennium promise alliance Ghana for the project.
The Minister of Education, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum, called on all to support government developmental agenda.
He said government is committed to uplifting technical and vocational training.
He emphatically stated , “many people are of the view that, government is spending huge amount of money on the Free SHS students and is not true.
But rather government is spending much more money on TVET students more than the Free SHS students ts”.
President Akufo-Addo says, “if we want to eliminate poverty and stops our graduates from carrying the brown envelopes going arounds in search of jobs then as a nation the best solution to that problem is TVET “.
“Because if you complete TVET school, you can open your own shop and employ other people to pay them”, he stated.
Paramount chief of Manso-Nkwanta, Nana Bi Kusi Appiah, said technical education is the way to go.
He commended the NPP led governance for their good works for embarking on building the Multipurpose workshops across the country to boost TVET education.
“We have had so many governments in this country before but President Akufo-Addo is unique amongst all of them.
He is doing unprecedented works for making Technical and Vocational Education and Training so attractive to students ” he praised.
The Chair SDG promise Japan, Miss Rieko Suzuki Kitaoka, said the project is to offer students opportunity to gain Vocational skills.
She said the project will transform TVET in the country.
She reiterated the government of Japan’s commitment to support the country in variius sectors.