Ghana gets support to improve Technical Education

Source The Ghana Report/Aba Asamoah

Government of Ghana has received a $130 million grant from the Chinese government to revamp its technical education.

The grant, according to Dr. Gideon Boako, spokesperson of the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who made the revelation in an interview monitored by The Ghana Report, is to facelift technical education in Ghana.

According to him, the development of a nation largely depends on its ability to produce majority of what it consumes, therefore, revamping technical education in Ghana will help make available the needed materials for students to study.

“ Not everybody will be willing to attend the university or go through the mainstream educational system and so as a country we must make provisions for citizens who want to take up craftsmanship, mind you, for us to develop, we need to produce majority of what we consume, so this is a good  thing” he said.

Dr. Boako said, the Vice President together with the Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, Sun Chunlan, yesterday, cut sod at the Tema Technical Institute to commence the project.

The project will be implemented at 15 technical institute in the country.

“The Sunyani Technical Institute, Takoradi Technical Institute, St. Paul’s Technical Institute, Bawku Technical Institute, Tema Technical Institute, Kumasi Technical Institute etc”

The Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, Sun Chunlan, is on a three-day official visit to Ghana.




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