According to the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, it is time for Ghana to take conscious steps to make the nation a centre of excellence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in West Africa and a competitive global player within the TVET ecosystem to make Technical and Vocational Education and training, the preferred choice for the youth in Ghana.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo made this passionate call during her appointment as the Principal TVET Ambassador at the MyTVET Campaign in Accra.

‘MyTVET Campaign’ launched by the Ministry of Education and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) afforded the First Lady the opportunity to interact with other MyTVET Campaign Ambassadors.

The objective of the campaign is to change negative perceptions about TVET and to increase enrolment in Technical and Vocational Institutions in Ghana, inspire world-class excellence in skills development and to introduce the youth to a variety of skilled careers.

The campaign will target the youth, specifically, those in Junior High Schools and the basic level as well as parents, guardians and other stakeholders who shape the decisions of the youth.

In accepting the Ambassadorship, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo acknowledged that, ‘MyTVET campaign’ has come at the right time, when government is embarking on a drive to industrialize Ghana through the one-district-one-factory initiative

Adding that, “there are immense benefits the country can gain from promoting TVET and as such we must all be committed towards improving TVET in Ghana”.

The First Lady will be supported by other Ambassadors including, media personality, broadcast journalist and public speaker, Kwame Sefa Kayi.

The rest are Ghanaian musician, songwriter, creative director and entrepreneur Kwame Nsiah-Apau popularly known as Okyeame Kwame , Belinda Addardey popularly known as Bella Mundi, a Ghanaian media personality, women’s advocate and voice artist,

In additiion, Martha Ankoma, a Ghanaian film actress, entrepreneur and brand Ambassador, Founder and CEO of Makeup Ghana Rebecca Donkor, and Daniel McKorley a Ghanaian business magnate and founder and chief executive officer of McDan Group of Companies.

Source: Sheila Satori Mensa

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