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Dr Peter Attafuah

By
Julius K. Satsi/ Ernestina S. Asante, GNA

Accra July 13, GNA – Dr Peter Attafuah, the
Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, on Thursday urged students of the
Accra Technical University (ATU) to be innovative and venture into
entrepreneurship to create more employment opportunities.

Dr Attafuah noted that the study of science,
technical and vocational courses in the universities would

By
Julius K. Satsi/ Ernestina S. Asante, GNA

Accra July 13, GNA – Dr Peter Attafuah, the
Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, on Thursday urged students of the
Accra Technical University (ATU) to be innovative and venture into
entrepreneurship to create more employment opportunities.

Dr Attafuah noted that the study of science,
technical and vocational courses in the universities would help in solving the problems
of unemployment amongst the youth in the country.

He said this in a speech read on his behalf on
the topic: “Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) career as a
key option for reducing youth unemployment” at the opening of a three-day
national skills exhibition to commemorate this year’s World Youth skills day in
Accra.

There were exhibition from the students, which
included mobile phone radiation detector.

Woods recycled to make pulpits, couch,
wardrobe, and divider were on display at the furniture design and production
management.

Dr Attafuah said the Ghana Regional
Appropriate Technical Industrial Service (GRATIS) as a governmental institution
existed to train young entrepreneurs to use local equipment in the production
commodities to help their community and nation at large.

He said: “The directorate has taken vocational
and technical education as an alternative to solve the issue of unemployment in
the country.”

GRATIS, an agency under the Ministry of Trade
and Industry has the mandate to promote micro, small and medium-scale
enterprises of entrepreneurs.

The UN World Youth Report gives insight
into economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion
pieces to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement.

According to the UN, understanding what works
to support young people in labour market through training and skills
development would be key to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

GNA


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