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Akufo-Addo Outlines Ghana’s Plan for Strengthened Technical Education

by Adenike Adeodun

In a report by Graphic Online, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo strongly affirmed his government’s commitment to transforming technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

He highlighted TVET’s role in driving national growth and fostering socio-economic change. He believes federal investment in this educational domain can help Ghana harness the swift changes in worldwide job markets.

TVET has undergone substantial enhancements over recent years, evolving to meet the challenges of a dynamic global workplace.

“Our initiatives have involved revisiting our educational curricula, ramping up infrastructure, fostering collaborations with industries, ensuring education quality, and reshaping public perceptions about TVET,” President Akufo-Addo detailed.

Elaborating on the successes, he pointed out, “We’ve now moved past the fundamental challenges of TVET, and our gaze is fixed on harnessing emerging technologies, aligning with modern industrial methods, and tuning into the global market’s pulse.”

Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah conveyed these sentiments while representing the President at the Mampong Technical College of Education (MAMTECH) (Ashanti Region’s centennial celebrations).

The event focused on the theme “Technical and Vocational Education’s Role in the National Development Agenda.”

Eminent attendees included the Chief of Mampong, Daasebre Osei Bonsu, Mampong’s MP, Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, and several distinguished alumni.

Highlighting global success stories, the President noted that nations such as Germany, Singapore, and the Asian Tigers stand testament to TVET’s potential.

Their emphasis on practical training has empowered countless individuals to launch their enterprises, generating job avenues.

The event also saw MAMTECH’s principal, Doris Boakye Ansah, reflect on the institution’s 100-year legacy.

“A century of fostering exceptional talent, cultivating leading educators, and contributing graduates who’ve made their mark both in Ghana and globally is truly a monumental feat,” she proudly stated.

However, while celebrating the achievements, Mrs. Ansah drew attention to ongoing challenges.

She reminded President Akufo-Addo of his commitment to fund a state-of-the-art auditorium for MAMTECH, made during Nana Mamponghene’s 83rd birthday celebrations.

Furthermore, she stressed the need for financial support to onboard essential staff and expressed concerns over insufficient housing facilities for teachers.

In tribute to the college’s centennial, plans are underway to construct a grand 3,500-seat auditorium. Mrs. Ansah urged alumni, philanthropic individuals, and organizations to rally behind this noble cause.

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