The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh on Thursday, October 29, 2020, in the Nation Building Updates disclosed the amount of money invested in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Basically, the purpose of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is to equip people with the technical and professional skills needed for the socio-economic and industrial development of the country. The emphasis is on training people for self-employment which the Nana Addo led government has highly upheld.
According to the minister, an amount of $700 million has been invested in the buildings, equipment, and payment of subject teachers with respect to the programme. He, however, added that the programme needed to be sustained hence, the need to be affiliated to Kenten Appiah Minkah University of Skills and Entrepreneurial Development (USTED) which is affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba had become the nucleus of a dedicated university for training TVET teachers. The main campus shall be the college of Technology in Kumasi.
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“When we find time and do TVET, you will find out $700 million had been pumped into building, equipment, structure transforming all the TVET institutions and also the teachers that are coming into those schools are upgraded and made sure they have the necessary requisite”, the minister said.