The National Vocational Training Institute in the Northern region has appealed to government to invest substantially in the sector.
According to head of the NVTI in the region, Ivy Yeboah, the country’s quest to deal with the high unemployment among the youth and boosting Socio-economic and infrastructural development may not be achieved if adequate attention is not given to vocational training.
Speaking to Diamond news on the sidelines of a licensing examination for some artisans and dressmakers, the regional coordinator highlighted the need for Technical and Vocational Training education to be prioritized.
The Executive Director for the net organization for Youth Empowerment and Development, Alhassan Abdulai Iddi, for his part said years of over concentration on formal education to the detriment of technical, had subtly retarded the development of the country.
He called for more attention from government to the empowering of artisans who offer training to young ones instead of solely technical schools
Still on Education; The Ministry of Education, in consultation with the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), has announced that the re-opening date for the colleges of education for the 2018/2019 academic year has been rescheduled to Monday, October 29, 2018.
A statement issued by the NCTE on behalf of the Ministry said all relevant stakeholders were entreated to take note and be guided by the new date accordingly.