The Vice Chancellor of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Prof Frederick K. Sarfo has entreated graduates from the Competency Based Training (CBT) programme of the university to let their newly acquired skills reflect in the output as teachers of the Vocational and Technical Education.
He said as facilitators who have been trained in CBT, it was their turn to ensure that students put in their care, received the needed training to enable them to fit into the world of work.

Prof Sarfo made the call on October 3, 2022, during the passing out ceremony on of 150 tutors of TVET who have completed their diploma course in CBT programme at AAMUSTED.

Prof Fred. K. Sarfo, VC of AAMUSTED

The programme was a collaboration between AAMUSTED, GIZ and the Commission of TVET to provide extensive training facilitators in CBT as part of the effort to quality delivery in TVET across the country.

So far, Prof Sarfo said a total of 1, 476 tutors have been trained and issued with a Diploma in Education (competency based training option) since the beginning of the programme in February 2022.

Apart from the 150 tutors from TVET Colleges of Education who graduated today, others who had received training included 120 workplace facilitators from industry, 100 in CBT programme development from Industry, 500 master craft persons in Workplace Facilitation and Supervision and 400 CBT facilitators, assessors, internal verifiers from Technical Institutes and Technical Universities”, he said.

The Chairman of the governing council of AAMUSTED, Paul Akwasi Agyemang said the graduates have been equipped with skills to enable them to make impacts in their chosen fields with the TVET sector.

He said the unemployment situation in Ghana was staggering and therefore any training that would equip persons to do something on their own and make them entrepreneurs was welcome news and therefore commended the government for the huge investment in the TVET sector in the country.

The Head of TVET Unit at GIZ, Ulrike Schmidt, said the German government remained committed to supporting the transformation of TVET in Ghana hence the injection of over 600,000 euros into the project.

She tasked the facilitators to be agents of change in the country’s quest to change the face of TVET in the country.

Acting Director of Institute of Competency Based Training and Research, Prof Pea Kofi Yalley, presenting a certificate to a graduate.


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