The Hon. Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has reiterated Government’s commitment to develop all sectors of education in the country. The assurance was made when a delegation from the Association of Principals of Technical Institution (APTI) visited the Minister in his office in Accra to congratulate him of his new appointment and to further discuss the future of technical schools in the country. Dr. Adutwum stated that the needed resources and support would be provided to enable them work in areas where technical institutions would need assistance to strengthen their faculties or departments. To this end, the Commission for Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (Commission for TVET) would be engaged to assist technical institutions that lacked the financial muscle to pay for registration and accreditation for their programmes. The Minister reminded them of the need to create opportunity for students to have internship with industries in order to bridge the gap between theory and industrial world. He also pledged his commitment in resolving their problems, and charged them to also adopt innovative ways of solving problems. The President of APTI, who also doubles as the Principal of St. Paul Technical School, Mr. Benjamin Adjabeng, was optimistic that challenges such as decoupling of technical Education from Ghana Education Service, recruitment of critical staff, supply of school buses to technical schools among others would position the technical schools to do their best. He added that it would also be a morale booster for both teachers and students to live up to expectation. #END#

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