Government says it will continue to prioritise Technical, Vocational and Educational Training, TVET in second cycle schools as it offers opportunities to develop the country.
President John Mahama, who stated this called on Parents and Students to consider the option to feed the growing industrial sector.
The President was the special guest at the Silver Jubilee of the Akatsi Senior High Technical School at Akatsi in the Volta region.
Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho and the Minister of Education Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang were present at the ceremony.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings, in the early 90’s introduced Technical and Vocational Secondary Education.
At 25, the Akatsi Senior High Technical School has chalked up some successes.
Last year it was adjudged the best Technical school in the Volta region.
Inspite of these successes, the school faces staff accommodation issues among others.
On the essence of Technical and Vocational education to national development, President Mahama, stated that globally premium is being put on skills training because it has the tendency to build a robust human resource base of a country.
He regretted that some people still hold the view that only unintelligent students pursue skills training programs.
He said the Ministry of Education is embarking on a rebranding project of TVET institutions to make it accessible and whip up interest so as to meet the demands of industry.
President Mahama, commended the Ghana Education Service for the quick action it took in suspending the Headmaster of Mfantsipim School for collecting unapproved levies from students.
He urged the GES to do a lot more investigations to ensure that no Head of School charge unapproved fees as it goes against government’s initiative to make Secondary education accessible.
President Mahama hopes to return to Akatsi to inaugurate the completed Community Day Senior High School at Avenorkpome.