Deputy Education Minister, Gifty Twum-Ampofo says students studying under the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) effective 2022 will sit for examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
The Minister in charge of TVET addressing the media in Tema during her visit to observe the ongoing final exams said the move is to enable students who might wish to enrol for regular programmes at the tertiary level to do so.
Mrs Gifty Twum-Ampofo said the WAEC examination slated next year for the Technical and Vocational students will also reduce cases of them struggling to get admission to various tertiary institutions apart from technical universities
She said the Akufo-Addo government was positioning TVET education as a project focus by improving the quality of training through a more demand-driven direction that would upgrade the skills set of both students and teachers.
“The importance of academic qualifications, together with the growth of university enrolment has made it very difficult for TVET students to enrol into regular university programmes, but we are willing to reverse it,” she stated.
The Management of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) Monday, September 13, 2021, ended the May/June Certificate II Core subjects examination which started on September 6, 2021
The 2021 edition of the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for School which commenced on Monday, August 16, 2021, is also expected to end smoothly on Friday, October 8, 2021.
A total of 446,321 made up of 221,437 boys and 234,884 girls from 965 according to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) are writing the international examination administered at 763 centres across the country.