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We’ll make Ghana a world-class TVET hub – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the goal of his government is to make Ghana a world-renowned destination for skills development, and a leading country in technical and vocational education training (TVET) in Africa. According to President Akufo-Addo, “we want to emphasize the importance of TVET, and redeem the misconception that technical and vocational education is inferior, and patronized only by ...

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Making TVET education free ‘not a special program’ – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

A former Deputy Minister of Education under the John Mahama administration, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the government’s move to make technical and vocational education training (TVET) free is only papering over the cracks in the sector. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ablakwa said this was “mere rhetoric” that will not address the main TVET challenges. He was commenting on ...

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Akufo-Addo promises free technical, vocational education

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government will this year, 2018, extend the free Senior High School initiative to cover technical and vocational institutions in the country. He said the initiative will be launched later in the year to help equip the youth with skills for the transformation of the Ghanaian economy. The initiative implies that, students within ...

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Cabinet approves strategic plan for technical education

Cabinet has approved a five-year strategic plan to transform Technical and Vocational, Education Training (TVET) across the country. Under the plan, all public pre-tertiary and tertiary TVET institutions with delivery fragmented under 15 Ministries, will be realigned under the Ministry of Education. The implementation of the plan will also see the following; Establishment and operationalization of Technical and Vocational Education ...

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Jacob Zuma announces free higher education for poor students

President Jacob Zuma has announced that government will subsidise free higher education for poor and working-class students. He said in a statement on Saturday that the definition of poor and working-class students will now refer to “currently enrolled TVET Colleges or university students from South African households with a combined annual income of up to R350 000” by the 2018 academic ...

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Reduce JHS subjects to 6 — Education directors

The Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) has advocated the reduction of the number of subjects studied at the various levels of basic education. It suggested that while pupils in the kindergarten and lower primary should study only numeracy, literature and physical education, those in upper primary and students in junior high school (JHS) should be made to study six ...

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TVET requires proper management – NVTI

The Executive Director of the National Vocation Training Institute, Mr Stephen Bismark Amponsah has said Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is vital for the socio-economic transformation and therefore requires proper management. He said whoever manages any aspect of TVET must have proper understanding of its mission and mandate so that it could effectively contribute to the socio-economic development ...

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