Government pumps over $700m into Technical and Vocational Education – Minister of Education

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has disclosed that government has invested over $700 million in the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector since January 2017.

Speaking at the “TVET Expo 2020” event in Accra, he noted that 32 State of the Art TVET institutions will be constructed in all the 16 regions of the country.

He added that government will also will upgrade all National Training Institutes (NVTIs) and Opportunity Industrialisation Centers (OIC).

“Government is also constructing three Foundries and Machining Centers, work on which is ongoing, further work includes upgrading of 17 Technical and Vocational Institutes across the country and building an office complex to support the unit responsible for TVET Examination”, Dr. Prempeh emphasised.

He added that additional infrastructural and equipment is being provided at all Technical Universities to achieve quality delivery at the Tertiary Level with industry 4.0 standards.

The Expo comprises an outline of the key reforms being undertaken in the TVET sector by the Ministry through COTVET as well as the launch of TVET Ambassadors and Role Models, the digitization of the registration and accreditation system of COTVET and the Zonal Skills Competition.

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