Gov’t Says It Is Upgrading TVET Institutions To Make Them Attractive To Students

The government of Ghana has said it has begun upgrading and equipping Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions across the country to make them appealing to an increased number of children.

Speaking at the State of the Nation (SONA), President Akufo-Addo said he will be commissioning thirty-four (34) refurbished National Vocational and Technical Institutes (NVTIs) across Ghana in 2022.

The refurbishment, he explained comprised the construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of laboratories, workshops, additional classrooms, hostels, and administrative offices.

President Akufo-Addo added that “the construction of five (5) technical colleges will begin in various parts of the country. Three technical institutes will be upgraded to tertiary status”.

“The initial phase for the construction of nine (9) TVET campuses will commence next month in Bosomtwe, Akyem Awisa, Boako, Kenyasi, Patuda, Dambai, Larabanga, Guabuliga, and Tolibri. These campuses will have academic facilities, workshops, laboratories, hostels, and staff accommodation, and provide further access to training”, he said.

The Government also noted that it is in the process of securing financing for the construction of five (5) Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) universities in five (5) new Regions, that is Western North, Savannah, North East, Ahafo, and Oti regions.

The president announced that “Steps are being taken to turn the planned Bunso campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development into a standalone, independent University focused on the study of Engineering. Construction of this campus is set to begin within the next three (3) months.

Source: Fuseini

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