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Regional News of Sunday, 7 August 2022

Source: Kwabena Nyarko

Deputy Education minister urges TVET institutions to consider Voucher program

Deputy Minister of Education visits schools in Eastern Region Deputy Minister of Education visits schools in Eastern Region

Deputy Minister for Education in charge of TVET, Gifty Twum-Ampofo has visited Technical and Vocational schools partaking in the ongoing final examination in the Eastern region.

The examination which started last Monday, 1st August 2022 is expected to be completed on 24th August 2022.

The visit was to offer the Deputy minister the opportunity to access the progress of the exercise and also challenges that need redress to make the examination successful.

Technical and Vocational final year students across the country are currently participating in the final year examination being organized by WAEC.

Twum-Ampofo who is also the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North constituency was of the view her visit will also afford her the opportunity to have a chit-chat with both students, teachers, and invigilators.

She advised students to revise what they have been taught in school and remain focused in order to come out successful with flying colours.

She again cautioned students against engaging in examination irregularities that can adversely have a toll on their future as far as their academic performance is concerned.

The Deputy minister urged Heads of TVET institutions to position themselves well to benefit from the TVET Voucher project initiated to support such schools.

"There are many opportunities made available by the Government that you can benefit from after your WASSCE so you must be focused and ensure you pass well to enjoy the benefits" Hon. Gifty Twum-Ampofo stressed.

However, some Heads of some private Technical/Vocational institutions expressed worry at the low admission rates they are experiencing due to the Free SHS policy by Government.

They complained that most students who were initially interested in Technical and vocational education have all chosen to rather admitted into senior high schools because they want to enjoy the policy of free education.

Meanwhile, candidates taking part in the WASSCE were grateful for the visit of the Deputy minister and MP and pledged to study hard to come out successful.

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