The construction of a multi-purpose Competency Based Training (CBT), Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centre has taken off at the College of Technology Education of the University of Education, Winneba in Kumasi, (UEWK).
The Centre, being financed by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), is expected to be the largest in West Africa, when completed.
The project consists of laboratories, workshops, lecture theatres and other resources to enhance teaching and learning.
Prof. Mawutor Avoke, Vice Chancellor of the UEW, announced the commencement of the project at the matriculation ceremony for fresh students for the 2016/2017 academic year of the College.
“I am happy to inform you that, we are making giant strides in the provision of infrastructural development. The College of Technology Education, Kumasi, has benefited from COTVET, and AfDB project,” he said.
Prof. Avoke noted that although the school was facing challenges with academic and residential facilities for staff and students, the College of Technology Education in Kumasi would continue to provide access to university education to more qualified applicants as possible.
According to the Vice Chancellor, the College admitted 4,293 students representing 79 per cent out of the 5,403 total applications into the 2016/2017 academic year, where 2,866 are males representing 67 per cent and 1,427 females.
Prof. Avoke advised students to be disciplined and effectively manage their time to enhance their academic performance.
From Faustina Kwabea Osei, Kumasi