75% of TVET curricula is outdated, skills gap study shows

Seventy-five percent of the curricula of Ghana’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions is outdated, a skills gap analysis between 2018 and 2022 has revealed, writes Severious Kale-Dery for Graphic Online.

The analysis, which was matched with an audit of 10 economic sectors, showed that within the period, there was also an ineffective mode of teaching at the various TVET institutions, which adversely impacted on the productivity levels of graduates from those schools on the job market.

Director-General of the Commission for TVET Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah disclosed this at a media briefing on the first five-year strategic plan (2018 to 2022) for transforming TVET in the country. The plan is also expected to establish strong links between industry and TVET providers or academia. The analysis was to address issues of skills mismatch between training institutions and industry.
Full report on the Graphic Online site