The Government of Ghana (GoG) as part of efforts to improve technical and vocational education and skills in the country Tuesday, December 14, 2021, launched the Ghana TVET Service at the Accra Technical Training Center.
The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum launched the TVET Service under the theme: “Stirring Ghana’s Industrialization Drive through Skill Acquisition for National Development.”
Mr Bawumia in his address said all TVET institutions now captured under the Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Service have been included in the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
“All TVET Institutions now captured under the Ghana TVET Service have been included in next academic year’s CSSPS) for selection by JHS graduates to enjoy the government’s flagship programme “FREE TVET FOR ALL”, he stated.
The Vice-President indicated just like the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the Director-General of the Ghana TVET Service will report to the Minister for Education and Ministry of Education (MoE).
“This brings together all the technical and vocational programmes run by the 19 different Ministries under the ambit of the Ghana TVET Service, with the Director-General of the Service reporting to the Minister and Ministry of Education
We remain committed to providing greater opportunities for technical and vocation training and skill acquisition as we work towards achieving a Ghana Beyond Aid,” President Akufo-Addo right hand said at the TVET Service launch.
Following the Ghana TVET Service, the Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Education Ministry, Yaw Opoku Mensah has said 289 public TVET institutions schools are expected to benefit from Free SHS policy next year.
He in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said 139 TVET schools have been added to the already existing 47 Technical, Vocational Education and Training institutions under the Computerized School Placement System (CSSPS).
The spokesman said the move to include the 289 public TVET schools in the Free Senior High School policy forms part of the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration efforts to promote Technical and Vocational education in the country.