EduWatch lauds gov’t on TVET Service launch

TVET Service launch
Vice President, Dr. Bawumia and other dignitaries in a group photo at the launch of Ghana TVET Service

Africa Education Watch (EduWatch), an education policy research and advocacy organisation, has lauded government for launching the Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service (Ghana TVET Service) as mandated by the Pre-Tertiary Act.

EduWatch, in a statement on its website, explained that this initiative will help strengthen and manage the delivery of TVET service in the country. It emphasised that with the Ghana TVET Service now launched, all pre-tertiary TVET training institutions – irrespective of their mother ministry, department or agency – will be managed by the Ghana TVET Service.

“Setting up the TVET Service will harmonise and strengthen the governance, management and delivery of TVET service in Ghana – a departure from the previous arrangement wherein over 200 TVET institutions were scattered under various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, creating an amorphous and incongruous governance system that affected effectiveness, efficiency and accountability in TVET service delivery,” the statement said.

EduWatch further indicated that the Ghana TVET Service will provide opportunities for a much more harmonised governance and improved management and delivery of TVET service, which is key to ensuring a successful implementation of government’s Free TVET programme.

“It is our expectation that the transitional arrangements, institutional governance systems, logistics, human and financial resources required to fully operationalise the Ghana TVET Service at the national and regional levels will be prioritised to ensure a successful TVET reform in Ghana,” the statement added.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has launched the ‘Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training Service’ (Ghana TVET Service). The event was held at the Accra Technical Training Centre, under the theme ‘Stirring Ghana’s industrialisation drive through skill acquisition for national development’.

This initiative is expected to help revamp and mainstream technical and vocational education training in the country. However, as a vital engine to the country’s industrialisation agenda, government has said it is committed to ensuring that citizens have the practical skills necessary for success.

Government says TVET is key to the country’s industrialisation agenda as it provides the manpower for practical skills necessary for its industrial drive, as exemplified by its One District, One Factory initiative.

Africa Education Watch is an Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organisation working with civil society organisations, governments and the private sector to promote an equitable, accountable and responsive education system that assures quality and equal opportunities for all.

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