Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo has hinted of a major government policy in restructuring the education sector that will see the appointment of another Director General of Education who will be in charge of Technical and Vocational Training.
According to him, the creation of the new portfolio which will be independent of the existing headship of the Ghana Education Service (GES) will prioritize vocation training in the country.
Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo was speaking at the 60th anniversary celebration of the St. Paul’s Technical School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.
“We have Director General of Ghana Education Service, as we speak there’s one and he’s the overall boss of Ghana Education Service. We want to have two divisions within Ghana Education Service, Director-General TVET services and then Director-General Ghana Education Service. We’re going to get two Director-Generals, one specifically for TVET services and one for normal education services. All matters related to technical education will be handled under the purview of the Director-General TVET services and all matters related to normal education…grammer education as it is now will be done under the purview of Director-General Ghana Education Service, so there’s a distinction. The two will work to their tertiary ends.”
He further said government intends to assemble all scattered TVET institutions under the supervision of the Education Ministry for effective monitoring.