Transformation of Technical Education is not just about name changing- Prof. Dominic Fobi


Former Minister of education under the erstwhile John Agyekum Kuffuor administration Prof. Dominic Fobi has said education is key in national development and needs to be taking seriously most especially the Technical and Vocational Education (TVET).

Technical and vocational education will be given its pride of place in the next government of the National Democratic Congress; this statement was made by President John Dramani Mahama during his novel presentation of the highlights of the 2016 manifesto of the NDC.

With three months to go for the 2016 elections, political parties have been criticized for failing to make public their manifestos which will form the basis on which the electorates will make a decision on December 7 in the country.

The governing NDC promised to launch its manifesto on Saturday September 17, 2016 in Sunyani but with just few days to the launch, the president in a live broadcast outlined key highlights of what many civil society groups, party supporters, media men and women were to expect in the manifesto when it was unveiled.

Speaking with Eugene Akoto Bamfo, on Agoo FM’s morning show “ENE NSO BIOM”, Prof. Dominic Fobi asked “for how many years has the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ruled the nation and why are they now giving pride to technical education”? Their term of office is about to end.

He said we need to pay proper attention to that area, make the APEX bodies of technical education which are the polytechnics more attractive and furnish them with equipment like development countries have done and employ our own artisans to work in established companies.

He added that, under the Kuffuor administration, all Technical Schools were provided with school buses for them to feel part of the educational interventions by that government, Technical Schools were given face lifts but now the NDC government is dwelling more on name changing rather than considering proper factors to develop the crucial area of technical education.

Source:Agoo News/Kofi Boahen Dankwa & Obaahemaa Mirekua