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Government committed to upgrading TVET

The Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo, MP, has reiterated government’s commitment to upgrade TVET in the country.

Addressing the National Forum on TVET financing and youth employment, Hon. Twum Ampofo stated that the unemployment situation in the country would be fully addressed when technical and vocational training is embraced in the country.

“All over the world, the youth want jobs. The question, however, is, where are the jobs? With the unemployment situation in the country, government is reforming the TVET sector”, she said.

The Deputy Minister indicated that the recent population and housing census estimated that the Ghanaian labour force is around 13 million., adding that out of this, an estimated 4.6 million people were unemployed.

She noted the urgent need to create more sustainable jobs which should be vocational and tech-related.

Hon. Twum Ampofo bemoaned the stigmatization of TVET courses in the country, which she said, discouraged the youth from venturing into them, and admonished Parents and Guardians to impress on their wards to take up such courses. #END#

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