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20 July 2017

Takoradi Technical University hosts SHS students

On the day of the celebration of the World Youth Skills Day, the Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region opened up its various departments to Secondary and Technical Schools in the region.

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The move was to expose the students to programs and courses the university offers and to guide them make relevant choices in the selection of programs.

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Participating schools for the three-day event include the Takoradi Technical School TTI, Mpohor Secondary School, Takoradi Vocational and Technical Institute, the Opportunities Industrialization Center OIC among others.

Some lecturers from the Fashion, Painting and other departments took the students through their secondary school courses and its corresponding programs available at the university.

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They also offered advice on different range of issues with respect to advancing their education after secondary school education.

The lecturers however warned the students not to be fixated on programs but to adapt to market demands and the changing patterns and interest.

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The Vice Chancellor of the Takoradi Technical University, Prof John Frank Eshun at the event underscored the importance of giving Technical, Vocational Education and Training TVET to students across the country.

He said some developed world have been able to deal with unemployment among youths through TVET and it can also help Ghana deal with its unemployment situation.

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“It’s a tool for supporting broader social development by going a long way to address unemployment. Countries such as Germany, Austria and Denmark who have long standing tradition of apprenticeship and work based learning have lowest rates of youth unemployment. The time is ripe for us to take a cue from them”.

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Participating students were then taken through exhibition of projects that have been produced by students of the Takoradi Technical University.

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By: Obrempong Yaw Ampofo/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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