Education Government to equip technical institutions and science labs - Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo, who is on a two-day working visit in the region, said an educated child without any skills has limited opportunities in life.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has stressed the importance of technical education in Ghana in a speech at the Mafe-Kumase Senior Technical School in the Volta Region.

President Akufo-Addo, who is on a two-day working visit in the region, said an educated child without any skills has limited opportunities in life.

He assured that government police to implement the free Senior High School programme will not churn out students who cannot meet the standards of the modern world.

"[The government will not] turn the Free SHS into a process that simply churns out young people that would not be equipped to cope with the modern world.” he said.

"A High school educated child without any skills would be even more frustrated than a child that ended her education at the Junior High School," he added.

He promised to equip technical schools and science labs to improve the quality of skill training in the country.

"[The government] will ensure that our High Schools and their teachers are equipped to deal with the white heat of science and technology that rule today’s world.”

Speaking at the 33rd Anniversary and 2nd Speech and Prize Giving day of the school, the president added that it is only when the government provides "laboratories and workshops and the qualified teachers that would turn out skilled school leavers.”

According to him, "Science, technology and technical skills, rule agriculture and the entire food industry, and that is where the jobs are."

He added: "Remember the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, which I rolled out recently at Goaso in the Bring Ahafo Region? Science, technology and technical skills rule industry, and you rule yourself out if you are not appropriately equipped. That is why we are insisting on the policy of One District, One Factory."

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