A total of 289 Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools are expected to benefit from free SHS policy, the Deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah disclosed on Tuesday.
Speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Public Relations Officer said the central government has added 139 TVET institutions to the already existing 47 TVET schools under the Computerized School Placement System (CSSPS).
“Government has added 139 TVET schools to the already existing 47 schools under the Computerized School Placement System, making it a total of 286 TVET schools that will benefit from the free SHS policy,” he stated.
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.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) following the decision has added the new 139 Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools to the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) school selection register.
Appendix one (1) of the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination school selection register contains detailed Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (TVETS) programmes
Appendix two (2) of the school register also contains detailed subjects of the Technical programmes to be offered in the various Senior High Technical Schools (SECTECH) institutions in the country.
Madam Gifty Twum Ampofo, the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of TVET as candidates who sat for the 2021 BECE for School begin their school selection has urged them to choose TVET schools and programmes.
The Deputy Education Minister In her address at the National Forum on TVET financing and youth employment said the current unemployment situation in the country can only be addressed if students embrace TVET and acquire skills.
“All over the world, the youth want jobs. The question, however, is, where are the jobs? With the unemployment situation in the country, the Government of Ghana (GoG) is reforming the TVET sector”, she told stakeholders.