Former President John Mahama joined the national executives and members of the Ghana National Union of Technical Students in Kumasi to launch their 27th Annual Residential Delegates Congress at the Kumasi Technical University.
The theme for the Congress is ‘Prioritization of Technical and Vocational Education: A vehicle to accelerate Industrialization’, which coincides with the thinking that dominated his interventions in TVET during his tenure.
The former President believes this remains in sync with his plans going forward from 7th January, 2021.
Speaking at the event, he reminded the students that the NDC’s idea to turn the Polytechnics into Technical Universities, was for very good reasons.
“It was about taking education, especially technical and vocational education seriously – making it an anchor of national development and an instrument of national transformation,” he stressed.
According to him, the journey from HND to B.Tech was unnecessary and too long and unreasonably frustrating.
He said it was a struggle to gain admission into the few higher education institutions, which offered the HND holder the opportunity for a top up to upgrade their qualifications into a degree.