The Deputy of Education in charge of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Mrs.Gifty Twum Ampofo has said that government will extend the free education policy to Technical, Vocational Education and Training next year.
The deputy minister’s reaction is coming after former President Mahama said Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will be free at every level for Ghanaians.
Mr. Mahama aside the TVET promise also said he will increase the amount of money given to tertiary students by government as loans and also pay it as a monthly stipend to students.
The NDC flagbearer made the promises during his Facebook Live address Monday.
But the Deputy Minister said the former president lacks understanding of the education policies we have in Ghana.
According to the Deputy Minister, all the necessary budgetary arrangements to extend the free education policy to TVET education have been put in place.
“Most Ghanaian Children who completed Junior High Schools wished to enroll in the TVET education but due to lack of finance to support them, they joined the Senior High School against their wish and due to that the government has decided to extend the free education policy to Technical, Vocational Education and Training.
“So by September next year, students who will be enrolled in the TVET education will enjoy the Free Education policy to make sure that every Ghanaian Child has enjoyed the Free Education policy,” she said during the 7th Graduation ceremony of 172 graduands of Biriwa Technical, Vocational Education and Training in the Central Region.
Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo also promised that all the sixteen regions in Ghana will get two Technical, Vocational Education and Training center to make easy enrollment.
She noted that the government has allocated funds to build two Vocational institutions in every region in the country with admissions expected to be done in September 2020.
Source: Rashid Obodai Provencal||rainbowradioonline.com