The Ministry of Education under the supervision of Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has supplied 2,586 pieces of assorted science, ICT, technical and vocational equipment to the Mampong Technical College of Education.
The Ministry in its bid to deliver better quality technical education delivered equipment including electric kilns, concrete block making machine, portable strobe lights, graph boards, developing tables, desktop and computers among others.
This was revealed by the principal of the college, Rev. Dr. Nyueiko Avotri, when he was speaking to the gathering during the college’s 10th graduation ceremony held at Asante Mampong. He noted that, the institution has been given GHS372, 249.00 for academic development through the GETfund. Dr. Avotri said for that, the institution is immensely grateful.
Addressing the gathering, the minister of education Dr. Mathew Opoku hinted that, it is the ministry’s desire to make the college a center of excellence, therefore, the need for that equipment. He noted that with a shift of economic markets from a local to a global arena, competition in economic markets has become more intense hence the need for more expertise and high quality skilled workforce.
“If we are to compete in the global space, then it is imperative that we strengthen our commitment to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and that is precisely what this government under the leadership of President Akuffo Addo, seek to achieve by reforming this vital sector especially as vocational and technical skills will be crucial in sustaining government’s one district, one factory program”.
Furthermore the Minister spoke about other measures and reforms the government is putting in place to see to the rise in the technical vocational and education training (TVET) in the country.
Finally the Minister accompanied by some college officials, toured the campus to inspect the equipment supplied by government, as well as various workshops used for training students in their course of studies.
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