Education

Reluctance Towards Vocational Training Contributes to High Unemployment Rates – C/R TVET Coordinator

Mr. Patrick Adu Sarfo, the Central Region’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Coordinator, shed light on Cape Coast’s concerning unemployment figures, attributing them to a lack of interest among residents in pursuing vocational education. His remarks came during the inaugural graduation ceremony of the Akotokyirman Vocational Training Institute in Cape Coast, where six […]

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Education Opinion

Urgent Appeal: Facilitating Teacher Transfers – Open Letter to Director General: GES and Ghana TVET Service

Director General Ghana Education Service.   Director General, Ghana TVET Service.   Dear Sir and Madam, Urgent Appeal for Teacher Transfer Policy Review. I write as a concerned stakeholder in education to bring to your attention the pressing issue of teacher transfers. The current policy’s inflexibility hampers educators’ morale, directly impacting the quality of education. […]

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Education

Open letter to Ghana TVET Service Director General – Addressing the Imbalance

Director General, Ghana TVET Service, Accra. Dear Madam, Addressing Concerns on Core Subject Emphasis in CTVET I write with deep concern about the academic performance of candidates in the CTVET system, particularly in Core Subjects. Recent statements from some staff and officials seem to emphasize the importance of practical skills at the expense of core […]

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Education

SHS1 still Reporting on Monday – Ministry insists

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has declared that first-year Senior High School (SHS) students, whether under the single or double-track system, must commence classes on Monday, December 4, 2023, in alignment with the 2023/2024 academic calendar released by the Ghana Education Service (GES). Despite concerns arising from the short notice, the Ministry’s spokesperson, Kwesi Kwarteng, […]

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Education

Parliamentary Support Grows for Postponing SHS Reopening Date – Nortsu-Kotoe

Mr. Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee, has endorsed the plea made by teacher unions for the government to reconsider the reopening date for first-year senior high school (SHS) students nationwide. During an interview on the Class Morning Show on Class 91.3 FM, Mr. Nortsu-Kotoe highlighted the strain on teachers since the […]

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Education Opinion

The Impact of the Ghana TVET Service on Socio-Economic Development – E. K. Asante

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of any country. Recognizing the significance of TVET in enhancing skills, employability, and promoting economic growth, Ghana took a significant step by establishing the Ghana TVET Service. This institution was founded with the aim of addressing critical issues in the […]

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Education

Open Letter to Ghana TVET Service on Supporting Career-Oriented Students – E. K. Asante

Dear Ghana TVET Service, Subject: Supporting Career – Oriented Students. I write his letter to express my concern and offer a suggestion regarding the approach to vocational and technical education in Ghana. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector is pivotal in preparing our youth for successful careers and contributing to national development. […]

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Education General News Local

Just In: 52% of females in SHS sexually assaulted in 2 years – UNICEF and GEM

A recent report co-published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Girls Excellent Movement (GEM) has unveiled concerning statistics regarding instances of sexual assault against female students in Senior High Schools (SHS) spanning the years 2019 to 2021. Entitled ‘Sheltered yet Exposed,’ this report exposes that during this time frame, 51.9% of female […]

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Education

Gov’t Considers Transfer Grants for Teachers in Deprived Communities – Edu. Minister

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has announced that the government is considering paying transfer grants to teachers who are willing to be posted to deprived communities across the country. This initiative aims to address the teacher-student ratio in the country and encourage educators to work in underserved areas of the country. Speaking […]

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Education

President Akufo-Addo Affirms Commitment to Transform TVET

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the nation’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, recognizing its potential to drive socio-economic transformation and hasten national progress. He emphasized that recent years have positioned TVET to effectively respond to the evolving demands of the workforce. These advancements encompass […]

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