The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah has stated that persons in the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are far more intelligent than their counterparts who choose reading courses.
He was speaking at the joint launch of the Commission For Technical And Vocational Educational Training and the inauguration of technical universities and institutions’ rehabilitation, and upgrade projects on April 12, 2022.
In his address, he said, contrary to claims and the assertion that TVET students are less endowed, they are rather able to practically solve problems around the world.
“Growing up, the moment you complete this school, and you are unable to join the grammar school, what we call the secondary schools, then they say you are less endowed, you are not knowledgeable, you are timid, less intelligent but let’s come down practically all over the world now, everybody is beautifully dressed. Who made that dress?”, he asked.
“We have so many doctors using vehicles, if any vehicle should break down now, none of them can work on them, we will go and call a mechanic. Someone we call less intelligent”.
“Some ordinary masons you underrate or underestimate. The person has been able to put up this building and it has been able to stand for about thirty or forty years and you call such a person less intelligent”.
He called on the public to help rewrite motives on TVET to increase public interest in the sector.
“We need to change our motive. We have to change the narrative and let people appreciate that if you belong to the Technical and Vocational sector, you are more intelligent”, he said.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini