Gov`t provides tool kits for JHS students
Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister of Education, says government has provided tool kits and also paid for one year apprenticeship for 5,000 Junior High School (JHS) leavers countrywide, under the national apprenticeship programme.
She adds that government is also seeking funding from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, to support the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sub-sector.
Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu made this known in Accra, in a speech read on her behalf at a conference organised by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), to review Competency-Based Training (CBT) and the way forward.
According to her, Japan has been championing the piloting of CBT in three public institutions; namely Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC), National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) and Accra Polytechnic and added that government appreciates the assistance of development partners, especially the Japanese Government in the education sector.
Mr. Kunihiro Yamauchi, the Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on his part, said his government will be extending its support to the TVET sector from April to December 2011.
He said, “I believe the CBT method will provide students with skills and working attitude to pursue productivity and competitiveness”, adding that TVET has the capacity to develop human resource for national economic growth and contribute to job creation, industrial development and poverty reduction.