Under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the government has reiterated its commitment towards the prioritization of technical education and the skills development of students in Ghana’s senior high and tertiary institutions. The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made this known on Sunday, 14th May, 2017, when he addressed students of the Ho Technical University at the climax of his 2-day visit to the Volta Region.
According to government, technical education is at the centre of its industrial revolution agenda, as such the need to prioritize it. Technical education, the President indicated “is the key to our future. Whatever we can do to support your development, to make it relatively easy for you to study hard and to get the information to be able to contribute to the progress and development of the country, the Akufo-Addo administration is going to do exactly that.”
According to government, there will be no future for Ghana if she continues to be a raw material producing and exporting country on goods such as cocoa and gold. In view of this, the government is putting in the necessary measures to make technical education attractive in order to provide the necessary man power skills to champion the industrialization agenda.
The President also assured government’s commitment to completing projects such as the Industrial Art building, the housing project for faculty staff and the completion of the residence for the Vice Chancellor of the Ho Technical University, the three projects of priority of the institution.