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Jun 3, 2011

$70million World Bank funds for retooling

Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister for Education, says government has secured $70 million from the World Bank to reequip the country’s technical schools.

She adds further that government is still in the process of sourcing another $2 million to support vocational training for apprentices in all districts.

 Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu, disclosed this in Koforidua in the Eastern Region during the inauguration of a dormitory facility for some students in the municipality by H.E. President J.E. A. Mills, saying the retooling program will commence in December, this year.

 President Mills said technical education is the foundation of the ‘Better Ghana Agenda’, adding that government will provide the necessary environment to enable students to achieve the maximum benefit of education.

 He also used the occasion to appeal to students to reciprocate the gesture by government by concentrating on their studies and not to engage in any activity that will ruin their future.

Source: ISD