The Minister for education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh today Monday December 3, 2018 inaugurated a state-of- the- art eletromechanical laboratory for the Tamale Technical University.
The facility is to support in skills areas such as electronic, electrical and mechanical automotive, and it is an example of the preferred laboratories that would be in our Technical and Vocation Training (TVET) institutions going forward.
One major benefit of the equipment is that, it uses real-world industrial quality components to help students become better prepared for what they will encounter on the job with industry-relevant skills that makes them ready for the job market.
The facility is provided by provided by Amatrol.
The university is also looking to introduce competency-based training to those who may not have formal education and/or certification in technical areas but come with experience and competency to undertake further education.
The Minister said ‘’Government is undertaking several reforms to improve learning outcomes to ensure that they are both relevant and linked to industry needs. These include reforms in TVET, which have led to the five-year strategic plan for the sector’’.
Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh continued ‘’With the upgrade and revamp of technical institutions taking place nationwide, I believe very soon, TVET will become the first choice career option for many, who will go on to enjoy the benefits of lifelong skills’’.