Minister of Education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said government is committed to upgrading all Technical and Vocational Training Institution across Ghana to enhance technical education and skills acquisition.
In this regard, he said the government will provide 20 state of the art TVIT institutions and a center of excellence in all 10 regions to support the teaching and learning of technical skill.
At a short ceremony in Tamale to commission an amatrol laboratory at the Tamale Technical University, Dr. Opoku Prempeh admonished the youth to embrace technical education since this would prepare them for the field.
Acting Vice Chancellor of the Tamale Technical University Engr. Abdul-Manan Dauda said the laboratory had come at a time the University is reviewing its curricular to reflect the competency-based training methods.
Engr. Dauda added that, the facility will not only assist students to understand modern technology but will also support collaborative work with industry in product development.
He however appealed to the Minister to put in a word for stable power supply and internet connectivity at the facility.
The amatorl laboratory comes with a full complement of two wings, an internet-ready multimedia set-up and an electronics-mechanical systems mainly for teaching purposes where students can have a feel of hands-on industry experience.