Parents of prospective candidates partaking the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been advised to permit their children to of their own interest select courses in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), as the school selection processes kick start September 21.
The Executive Director for COTVET speaking Angel FM’s ‘Anopa Bofo urged the parents not to force their wards to select schools like Prempeh College, Presec, Achimota and others but rather they should encourage their wards interested in technical or vocational education to select TVET schools.
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah in the interview noted technical and vocational training is as essential as education in other fields of study such as the Business, General Arts and the Sciences.
Commenting on the need for parents to support their wards in that direction, he said the central government has absorbed the fees of TVET schools just like the Senior High Schools under the Free SHS policy.
The Executive furthered “we need to uplift TVET to the highest standards if we wish to nip the cycle of unemployment into the bud. A cursory look around shows that we import technicians and experts from abroad to assist our country to achieve all the major nation-building works that require sophisticated skills including road construction.”.
He gave instances that countries such as Germany and Switzerland are now developed amid a strong foundation in TVET, thus, the need for Ghana to equip the youth and the working class with technical and vocational skills.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) has scheduled for the selection of Senior High Technical Vocational schools by BECE candidates to take place on September 21, 2020.
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah consequently entreats parents and guardians to assist their ward in the school selection process and allow if interested to choose TVET Senior High Technical Vocational schools and courses.