Govt to distribute ‘1.2m’ textbooks to private, public TVET schools

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The central government as part of an effort to improve education is set to distribute 1.2 million Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) textbooks to both government and private TVET institutions across the country.

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Speaking to journalists, the Director-General of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah said the distribution is expected to start within the next two weeks per the delivery schedules for the various TVET schools.

“These books are going to be distributed to the students for free in fulfilment of the President’s promise of providing free TVET for all,” The Director of the Commission for Vocational Education and Training said at a media engagement.  

Dr Asamoah at the event disclosed that the government had completed the implementation of the first five-year strategic plan (2018-2022) and developed a TVET policy and the next five-year strategic plan (2025-2029). 

“Our appeal to the media will be to support us in promoting these achievements and to also support us in making Technical and Vocational Education and Training the number one choice among the youth of Ghana,” he urged.

Dr Asamoah said one of the key reform strategies under the transformation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was the development of a Competency Based Training (CBT) curriculum.  

He said the management of the Commission for Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) as part of its strategy had embraced CBT as the mode of delivery to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.  

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The Commission’s Director-General indicated that as part of that initiative, all existing curricula had been standardised, with more than 8,000 TVET instructors undergoing training in the CBT approach. 

He said the current CBT curriculum development was designed to address skills gaps with the support of sector skills bodies.

In other news, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says a total of 60,481 students are currently in various government Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the 2023/2024 academic year.

In a speech read on his behalf by Prof. Mark Adom Asamoah, Advisor on STEM at the Ministry of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said the total number of enrolments in TVET institutions, which provide free TVET, stands at 157,681.

This follows the realignment of TVET institutions to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and consolidation of the Free TVET for ALL, coupled with the implementation of the MyTVET campaign to change perceptions about TVET in the country.

The speech read at the maiden TVET Symposium and the launch of the Second Edition of the Ghana TVET Report in Accra said the 2023/2024 TVET enrollment surpasses less than the 20,000 students enrolled annually prior to 2017.

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