The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong, has reiterated the government’s resolve to the development of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as key to the country’s industrialization agenda.
He said, “through government initiative, there has been an engagement through COTVET to provide the technical universities in the country with world-class laboratories that meet industry standards and students with the necessary exposure into the world of work.”
Mr Acheampong said this at a lecture at Koforidua Technical University as part of activities marking the 25th-anniversary celebration of the University’s Alumni Association on the theme “Bridging the gap between academia and Industry”.
Mr Acheampong said the TVET was key to driving the needed manpower for the country’s industries.
He urged industry players to work with the government to advance TVET for sustainable national development. He also called on Technical Universities to collaborate with businesses to do applied research that would benefit society.
Prof. Prince Boateng, an alumnus, said the school should also conduct the necessary research and continuous learning through workshops and conferences that would present modern solutions to business challenges.
Edem Agblevor, ISD
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