The President, Nana Dankwa Akufo Addo, on Tuesday, launched the Commission for Technical Education, Vocation and Training (CTVET) at a special ceremony at Adako-Jachie in the Ashanti region.
The Commission was established by the Education Regulatory Bodies ACT 2020 (ACT 1023) to regulate, promote and administer technical and vocational education and training, for transformation, innovation and sustainable development in Ghana.
In an address read for him by Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, the President said the huge investment he has made since 2017 for the TVET sector was due to the crucial role it could play in the nation’s transformation agenda.
He commended the German and the Chinese governments, as well as other agencies both local and international, for their support towards the government’s effort at transforming the sector for the training of the critical manpower needed to support the growth of the industrial sector.
According to the President, the huge investment made so far in the sector is due to the fact that it is a game-changer if properly implemented.
He commended the Education Ministry and all other stakeholders who played various roles to ensure smooth inauguration of the commission.
The President pledged to continue investing in the education sector to ensure the training of the right manpower resources required for the development of the nation.
The Deputy Minister for Education, Madam Gifty Twum Ampofo, said the TVET sector stood the chance of turning the nation’s economy around as well as changing the unemployment situation since most of the TVET graduates could create jobs and employ others.
She said improving activities and gains in the sector required the collective effort of all sectors so the right training tools, learning environment and other requirements would be made available for the development of the training institutions.
The Director-General for CTVET, Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, lauded Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for the interest he has in the TVET and praised him for the huge investment made in revamping and retooling all TVET institutions and Technical Universities nation.
He was upbeat that with the investment made so far coupled with the kind of training received by the personnel across the country, there was no way the sector could not improve the fortunes of the nation. agenda.
The event was also used to launch the Commission’s new logo and as well as the inauguration of a newly constructed workshop at the Kumasi Technical University campus at Adako-Jachie.
This ultra-modem workshop just inaugurated have is one out of the 22 others in all Technical Universities and Technical Institutes nationwide.