The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Mrs. Gifty Twum Ampofo has expressed satisfaction over how the general public has embraced the training programme and pleased with the increasing rate of student enrollment in the TVET programmes after its commencement in 2019.
Given the breakdown in enrollment ever since the program started, the Minister accounted that, 17,000, and 24,000 students sat for the 2019 and 2021 final examinations respectively.
Meanwhile, there has been an improvement in students who gain admission to the TVET programmes giving the number of candidates sitting for the 2022 year batch to 29,000 population.
The development, Mrs. Gifty Twum Ampofo, said it is encouraging and described it as incredible and a good sign for the country.
The Deputy Education Minister in charge of TVET also the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency made disclosure during her visitation to some of the TVET centers in Eastern Region.
Some of the TVET centers visited by the Minister includes Liberty Educational Institute and Koforidua Technical Institute.
She further commended parents for allowing their wards to offer TVET courses because it is a means of alleviating poverty in most developed countries.
However, the head of Liberty Vocational & Educational Institute, Rev. Mrs. Edna Akofa Ametameh indicated that the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy has affected their enrollment rate negatively compared to the previous years when they were admitting more than 400 students in an academic year.
But pleaded with the government to put private TVERT Institutions on the other programmes that will help prevent its collapse.