President Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of Senior High and Technical School named after the second President of the 4th Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor.
With the school set to be completed in ten (10) months, the President commended the Ministry of Education for this admirable gesture of constructing and naming the school after the former President in his hometown of Dabaa.
The event took place on December 1 in the Ashanti Region.
Government, the President explained, recognises that science, technology and technical skills rule industry and one rules him or herself out if they are not appropriately equipped.
“Every child must be offered the opportunity to bring out her inherent talents for innovation. It is in the laboratories and workshops that young people get the opportunity to expand their imagination, and develop the skills that would equip them for the modern world.”
“We need to modernise all aspects of our lives, and we need skilled people to lead the modernisation process,” President Akufo-Addo added.
He told the gathering that government, through the Education Ministry and in collaboration with AMATROL, is equipping the country’s Technical Institutes, Technical Universities and Colleges of Education that specialise in TVET.
President Akufo-Addo said that “additionally, 20 state-of-the-art TVET centres, like the one to be constructed here at Dabaa, are being established across the country to make Ghana a world-class centre for skills development, and a leading country in TVET delivery in Africa.”
“We want to emphasize the importance of TVET, and eliminate the misconception that technical and vocational education is inferior and patronized only by less endowed students.”