Manager of the Tamale Vocational Training Institute, Ibrahim Abaard has bemoaned the lack of interest by parents and guardians to enrolling their wards into technical and vocational institutes despite the many prospects in such fields.
He explained that, technical and vocational education; provide students with the needed skills and training that secures them ready jobs, but parents and guardians have been nonresponsive in encouraging their wards to enroll in these institutions.
Citing Germany and other developed countries; Ibrahim Abaard said Ghana could learn from their positive experiences of using technical and vocational education to address the myriad of development challenges that confront the nation in order to propel rapid and sustainable development.
Speaking to Diamond news on the sidelines of a float to mark the 48th anniversary of TVTI which was also meant to arouse public interest in technical education, Ibrahim Abaard urged parents to embrace technical education by encouraging their wards to take up an interest in such courses.
The Institute manager for the Tamale Vocational Training Institute, Ibrahim Abaard however expressed worry about the low numbers of staff at the institute which he added was taking a toll on effective academic work.
He appealed to the government to assist the institute with equipment to facilitate their practical works at the institute.