Traditional universities add to unemployment – TVET boss

Peter Antwi Boasiako, the deputy director general of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, has called on regulators to cut down on the number of students enrolled on less demand-driven and industry-led programmes at various universities, reports Ghana Business News.

He said the regulation would ensure that the unemployment rate among the youth, particularly graduates, was reduced to aid growth and development in the country. Traditional universities in Ghana have programmes which have less job opportunities available.

Boasiako made the call when he interacted with senior high school students as part of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana’s 46th annual delegates’ congress at the Cape Coast Technical University. He recommended TVET education to the students, adding that it offered programmes that would give them skilled training, create jobs and employment for themselves and others.
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