The Parliament of Ghana on August 10, 2020, passed the University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development Bill for the conversion of the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education, Winneba.
The country has approved to name the university after the late Appiah-Menka for enormous contributions to industry in Ghana.
The university, when established, will award doctorate degrees in technical and vocational education training (TVET) with the potential of transforming TVET education in the country.
The University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development Bill is currently before Parliament with the hope of converting the UEW’s Kumasi Campus into a fully-fledged University dedicated to the training of teachers and equipping them with the relevant competencies for teaching in technical and vocational education and training institutions.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in December 2019 announced that the Kumasi campus of the University of Education would become an autonomous institution under the name, University of Skills and Entrepreneurial Development.
At a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a Technical Examination Unit at the College of Technology Education, the President noted that plans were advanced make the school an autonomous institution.
The purpose of the University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development Bill, 2020 is to establish an outstanding internationally acclaimed educational institution dedicated to training of teachers to equip them with the relevant competences for teaching in technical and vocational education and training institutions.
The bill comprises 45 clauses; and seeks to prioritise the training of teachers to provide them with the relevant knowledge and aptitudes to create the necessary condition for effective and efficient training of students.