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As part of efforts by the Government of Ghana and its Development Partners, especially the German Development Cooperation, to improve the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) has officially been launched on behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, by the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei-Adutwum, at the Adako Jachie Campus of the Kumasi Technical University.

The ceremony was graced by several dignitaries including political, traditional and religious leaders. German development cooperation was represented by the Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana and the Country Directors of GIZ and KFW.

Since its establishment in 2012, the Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) has been supporting the TVET Reform Process in the country culminating in the passage of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act (Act 1023) which subsequently led to the birth of the Commission for TVET (CTVET).

During the ceremony, the Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Hans-Helge Sander stated that “over the past five years, German Development Cooperation has committed more than 50 million EUR for the development of the TVET sector in Ghana in the form of grants. We recognize the importance of TVET for the growth and expansion of Ghana’s economy, which needs a well-trained workforce to satisfy the needs of industry in the 21st century, and to reduce youth unemployment.” He commended the Government of Ghana for the steps it is taking to reform the TVET sector and reiterated the German Government’s continued support for the sector.

At the end of the ceremony, the Minister of Education unveiled the new logo, vision and mission statement of the Commission.