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Tech./Voc. training key to national dev.

This is because graduates of technical/vocational education are capable of creating their own jobs and not depend on the government to employ them.

Tech./Voc. training key to national dev.

Dr. Stephen Turkson, a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Consultant, is rallying support for President Akufo-Addo’s vision of propelling Ghana’s industrialization drive through technical/vocational education.

He emphasized that the high rate of unemployment in Ghana could drastically reduce if conscious efforts were made to properly put TEVT at the centre of the country’s education system and encouraged more students to pursue academic programmes along the lines of technical/vocational training.

This is because graduates of technical/vocational education are capable of creating their own jobs and not depend on the government to employ them.

He was emphatic that the government’s One-district, One-factory initiative could fully materialize and yield the expected results if special focus is given to the training of the youth in TVET.

Dr. Stephen Turkson was speaking at a colloquium organized by the Sunyani Technical University at the school’s main Auditorium in Sunyani under the theme, “Skills development and entrepreneurship through TVET for accelerated national development.”

Quoting a World Bank report, Dr. Turkson said globally, 80% of all work activities involve technical/vocational education while the remaining 20% is about courses related to liberal/humanities; saying “TVET is at the centre of everything.”

“So, if we focus on the 20 per cent, we are creating unemployment, but if we focus on the 80 per cent, it will go a long way to create employment opportunities,” he said.

He also said if Ghana sharpens the entrepreneurship and TVET skills of her citizens, they would be empowered economically, promote their knowledge and skills, attract investors, and play a lead role in poverty alleviation.

Dr. Turkson said TVET was not for failures and school drop-outs but rather for people with active brains and intuitive skills to innovate adding that if TVET was well funded, it would drive the economy, create more jobs and boost development.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Sunyani Technical University, Prof. Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah disclosed that the institution has taken delivery of the state-of-the art laboratory equipment at the instance of government.

He said the contractor, AMATROL Mechatronic Equipment, will soon install the equipment to pave the way for the university to begin mounting four-year Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) programmes.

“The supply and installation of Amatrol equipment will go a long way to reduce cost of training of our students....and will also enhance teaching and learning, especially practical training of our students to become relevant to the job market…”

Among those present at the colloquium were the Chairman of the university’s governing council, Ing. Dr. Kwame Agyeman Boakye; the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. Justice Solomon Korantwi-Barimah; the Registrar, Mr. Samuel Ankama Obour and other distinguished guests.

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Amatrol Mechatronics Equipment installation at the Science Park Project site: June 15, 2019

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Research and Publications

  1. Whole-Genome Sequences of Two Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains Isolated from Patients with Urinary Tract Infection in Ghana

    Agyepong N, Govinden U, Owusu-Ofori A, Allam M, Ismail A, Pedersen T, Sundsfjord A, Essack S. 2019. Whole-genome sequences of two multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated from patients with urinary tract infection in Ghana. Microbiol Resour Announc 8:e00270-19.

  2. Salancrete Building Blocks From A Mixture Of Sand, Laterite And Cement For Sustainable Housing Construction In Ghana

    This paper assesses the suitability of Salancrete block – mixture of sand, laterite and cement – for urban housing delivery in Ghana. Three Salancrete blocks were moulded from four lateritic soil samples obtained from Fiapre, Magazine, Kotokrom and S-Poly, all in the Sunyani Municipality. Also, three blocks each were moulded for sandcrete and landcrete (laterite and cement), using 10% cement content in each case. The 28-day compressive strength values were 5.76, 3.78 and 3.09 N/mm2 for Salancrete, Sandcrete and Landcrete respectively. It was concluded that combining laterite and sand will produce a more suitable block input for sustainable housing delivery in Ghana.

    Authors: Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah

  3. Towards A Sustainable Ceramic Industry In Ghana: An Assessment Of The Working Environment Using Five Forces Industrial Model

    This paper discussed ceramics as an industry that is capable of improving Ghana’s economy and providing direct and indirect employment, and penetrating the international market. The working environments of the companies within the local industry were analysed using the Porter’s Five Forces Industrial Model which revealed that the Ghanaian Ceramic Companies are competitively weak in the areas of exports, and not able to compete favourably with new entrants, although, strong in the area of raw materials and resource inputs. Study showed that the challenges within the industry can be nipped in the bud if academia, industry and government work indivisibly.

    Authors: Samuel Nortey, Robert Amoanyi, Frederick E. Okai

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