‘Promote vocational and tech education to reduce unemployment’

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director General, Ghana Education Service

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director General, Ghana Education Service

The government has been called upon to place more emphasis on vocational and technical education, to make it more functional, and reduce unemployment.

Madam Victoria Mancell, Director of Mancell’s College formerly, (Mancell’s, Girls Vocational Institute) at Kentinkrono who made the call said at a time when the country was battling with graduate and general unemployment, it was imperative to give greater attention to the promotion of vocational and technical education, to give employable and entrepreneurial skills to the numerous Ghanaian youth.

Madam Mancell made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency last Friday.

She said academic challenges should not render any child redundant.

“Vocational and Technical training give skills to the youth and make them productive and responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully towards family, community and general societal well-being,” she said.

She cautioned against the wrongful i8mpression that vocational and technical education were second choice programmes, and urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to give equal attention to secondary, vocational and technical education in the country.

Madam Mancell also urged parents not to force their wards into courses that do not help, but those that could enhance their future well-being, stressing that vocational and technical graduates did not solely depend on government for employment.


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