The Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, has said Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is the way to go when it comes to any country’s infrastructural development.
He said, TVET has always been very important when we consider countries that have developed across the world– the likes of America, Europe, Japan, China and others.
In an interview with Kwabena Ahwireng Martin of Oman Fm, the COTVET boss advised parents to encourage their wards who have the passion and the interest to choose TVET since it has several advantages in our current dispensation. It is for this reason that the NPP government has taken a keen interest in it, by making TVET free for every Ghanaian child.
He further explained, TVET is not for people who are academically weak, “but rather those who are divine gifted mentally, to create good things out of something no other person can even imagine.”
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah made these remarks at a 1-day workshop organized by COTVET under the theme, “Institutional Greening Plans Validation Workshop” held in Accra on October 27,2020.
The workshop was to sensitize stakeholders to integrate greening philosophies into TVET under five main approaches namely: greening the campus, greening the curriculum and training, greening the research, greening the community and workplace and greening the culture. The workshop also sought to equip teachers, instructors and heads of the various Technical and Vocational Institutions across the country; on the sustainable use of natural resources in line with the SDGs, to develop Ghana and the world at large.