Mr Thomas Kwabena Cudjoe, Principal of the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), has appealed to the government and other stakeholders to help the institute by providing classrooms to improve teaching and learning.
Mr Cudjoe who was speaking at the 4th Graduation Ceremony for the students who have undergone training in the areas of Auto Mechanical, Welding, and Motor Vehicle Engineering amongst others said the existing ones were not adequate.
He also encouraged more females to enrol on Technical and Vocational Education in a bid to reduce unemployment and over-dependence on guardians and parents.
Evangelist Prof Anthony K. Turkson, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Takoradi Technical University charged the graduating students to put their acquired skills to good use to benefit not only themselves but the society at large.
He mentioned a variety of learning materials and the inaccessibility of the facility by physically challenged persons, lack of adequate trained personnel and lack of funds as some of the challenges facing Technical and Vocational Education.
Mr Abdul Mumin Issah, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for the Sekondi-Takoradi Municipal Assembly (STMA) said the government was committed to ensuring that Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) become an integral part of the education system.
He divulged that the government would soon implement the construction of a training workshop for polytechnics, and technical universities in the areas of Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
He, therefore, entreated the public to eschew the notion that vocational education was meant for unintelligent and poor students.
Mr Issah further implored parents to encourage their wards to pursue technical and vocational education to help the country to improve its manpower resources.
Miss Gloria Gyamfi, an Auto Mechanical trainee was adjudged the Best Female Graduating Student.
Deserving students were honoured with citations for their outstanding performance in both academic and practical works.
A total of eighty-five (85) students, made up of eighty (80) boys and five (5) girls, graduated.
The ceremony was on the theme, “Transforming Ghana Through TVET: The Role of Stakeholder, to drum home the benefits of pursuing Technical Education in solving social problems”.