DEP EDUCATION MINISTER TOURS SOME EXAM CENTRES IN THE EASTERN REGION
The deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technica, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) HON. GIFTY TWUM-AMPOFO, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the West Africa Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) in some Technical and Vocational institutions examination centers despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The deputy Minister said she was greatly encouraged with the over 26,000 final year students seated for this year examination as compared to the previous years.
She was speaking in an interview NET2TV news when she toured some technical and vocation examination centers at koforidua, kukurantumi and kibi in the eastern region to asses the conduct of the ongoing WASSCE across the country.
The deputy Minister in charge of TVET in the company of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service officials that includes toured some examination centers of the ongoing West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to assess the conditions prevailing at the centres.
In all over 26,000 students are to write this year examination, whiles 97 centers have been created by the Ghana Education Service to serve the candidates.
Out of the 26,000.00 students 19,864 are from government assisted schools and the rest from private schools.
The tour took the Minister and her team to the Koforidua Technical Institute- Koforidua, Liberty Vocational Institute- Koforidua, St Paul Technical Institute -Kukurantumi, Holy-Believe Technical Institute, Christian Heritage, and the Abuakwa Technical among other schools in the Eastern region.
The Deputy Minister in charge of TVET said the team visited various schools to monitor the conduct of the examination if the safety protocols by the Ghana Education Service is adhere in situation to COVID-19 pandemic.
She disclosed that government under the ministry has committed to equip and retoool workshops, and laboratories and also, provides infrastructure in Technical and Vocational Institutions to boost up the zeal of children and parents to persuade them to take to TVET.
According to her government is also doing advocacy to let TVET Education become unique and attractive to enrolled the youth into TVET, hence reduce youth unemployment rate which have been a major challenges for the world, Africa and Ghana at large
She expressed her satisfaction with the conduct of the examination at the centers visited and hope that the situation would be same throughout the country.
She admitted that upon the visit, various Technical and Vocational Institution centers in the region have the all the necessary materials provided in place to write the examination
The Principal of St Paul Technical Instituted, BENJAMIN ADJABENG, attested to the fact that, the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service provided protocols are being observed.
He disclosed that he is impressed with the conduct exhibited by the students so far and hoped that it will see successful ending.
According to him, 3 students are at the hospital as at Friday and wished them speedy recovery so they can join their colleagues to write the examination.