Kafaridua — Teachers in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions across the country have been advised to use modern methods to teach students and prepare them accordingly for the future.

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, Ms Gifty Twum-Ampofa, who gave the advice, said it would help complement the government’s industrialization agenda.

“It is important that these students are well trained to have credentials and skills that would enable them to work independently and find employment in the industries that the government and investors intend to create to transform the country’s economy,” she said.

Mrs Twum-Ampofa gave the advice when she visited some TVET institutions in the Eastern region during the ongoing 2022 TVET examinations across the country.

The Deputy Minister visited Kofaridua Technical Institute and Liberty Educational Institute which has 4 centers to find out how the exams were conducted and the conditions under which the students wrote the exam.

She was happy with the calm and peaceful conduct of examinations across the country and advised the management of the PTP institutions to continue in this manner to train quality students who will be absorbed by the industry.

Ms Twum-Ampafo noted that TPET is a surefire way to reduce youth unemployment and poverty in the country and therefore advised parents to encourage their wards to attend courses in the area.

“We realized that our TPET promotion is giving positive results because in 2019 there were 17,000 TPET students who took the exams and graduated, in 2021 there were 27,000, and in 2022 we have 29,000,” — she noted and added that the number of students enrolled in the first course in all PTP schools this year was 45,000.