February 4, 2019

Update Meeting ON TVET with the Senior Minister – Yaw Osafo Marfo

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The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo called on the Technical andVocational Education and Training (TVET) team at the Ministry of Education and the
Ghana Education Service (GES) to discuss the current state and future
of the skills sector in Ghana.

Impressed by the able team at the Ministry of Education, the Senior
Minister charged the team to transform TVET in the shortest possible time,
adding that the success of education is measured by employability and
the quality and quantity of skills available in the workforce.

The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, informed him that TVET has always been a priority for him and theMinistry and that he is fully aware of its transforming powers on a
nation. Therefore, the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with
GES and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and
Training (COTVET) is embarking on a massive revamp of the sector to
make sure that young people who choose technical and/or vocational
education attain world class standards and certification.

According to the Minister, so far the team is:

1. Processing the TVET bill in parliament
2. Unifying all TVET institutions to be under the watch of COTVET
3. Giving all secondary level TVET students free education under the Free SHS
4. Collaborating with the likes of the World Bank, Televic, AVIC, De
Lorenzo, GIZ and others to revamp and retool many of our technical
institutions
5. Encouraging students and trainees through competitions,
international exchange programmes and scholarships to become
innovative problem solvers
6. Providing loan facilities through MASLOC for startups in TVET

Very soon, the team will provide Ghanaians with an update on the
reforms taking place to boost TVET in Ghana to make it the premium
choice for all those who wish to pursue lifelong careers in the skills
sector.

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