Kumasi – A total of 44,000 students are enrolled in technical vocational education and training (VET) institutions in the country.

This number is recorded for the first time compared to previous years, when the country had 18 thousand and 24 thousand students.

This was stated by the Director General of the Ghana Service of Ghana Mavusi Nudekor Aviti in an interview during a meeting between the Ministry of Education and the heads of category “A” schools across the country.

The meeting, attended by Education Minister Dr. Yav Osey Adutwum, his deputy, the Rev. John Ntim Forjur, discussed, among others, enrollment rates, school problems and government efforts to address the problems.

According to MrsAwity, “this year has been very wonderful, as we are for the first time having the highest level of coverage, which means people now understand the importance of TPVP.”

She noted that the government still greatly appreciates the concept of TPVP that “it is a major contribution to national development when unemployment needs to be reduced”.

She was delighted that the government was ready to ensure that TVOP met expectations by resourceing and modernizing several TVOP schools in the system and ensuring the expansion of such institutions.

Realizing that there are not enough TPV institutions, she called on the Ghanaian Education Service to set up several to provide the country’s youth with employment skills to tackle the country’s unemployment problem.

Over the years, the TVPP sector has faced many challenges, but as a vital driver of the country’s industrialization agenda, the ministry is committed to ensuring that citizens have the practical skills needed to succeed.