The central government as part of its effort to rebrand, expand and promote Technical and Vocational Education and Training on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, distributed vehicles to selected TVET institutions in the country.
The vehicles distributed were 37 buses, 21 double cabin pickups, 2 tractors, 3 Toyota Fortuners and 1 Toyota V8 Landcruiser, as well as 26 Computer Based Training occupational standards designed in the selected trade areas.
In a post sighted by EducationWeb, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Adutuwm said the TVET move is to equip the youth with job-ready skills through massive investment in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The distribution of the vehicles comes after Honourable Osei Yaw early this year announced the government will give some selected Technical and Vocational Education and Training schools buses to run the day-to-day administration.
The Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe who disclosed this in an interview with Accra-based Peace FM monitored by EducationWeb said the procurement of the vehicles forms part effort to promote TVET skills and education.
“The buses are ready, so in February this year, President Akufo-Addo will distribute them to the TVET schools. This will help transport the students for practicals. The vehicles are at NVTI Headquarters in East Legon,” the Minister stated.
He also said His Excellency Nana Addo in due course will appoint Regional Technical, Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Directors in the 16 regions. “The Directors will also be given cars, the cars are ready,” Dr Adutwum assured.
“What the President did for Senior High Schools sometime ago, he is going to do the same for the TVET schools, they will also have their buses. All TVET students are now part of the Free SHS program,” Mr Adutwum told Peace FM.
The Minister in charge of Education further noted it is now possible for prospective students who complete Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to continue their education at the tertiary level.