President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the construction of the Kufuor Senior High and Technical School.
The school named after the 2nd president of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor is to be located in his hometown of Dabaa in the Ashanti Region.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the school will be completed in ten months so as to enable students more infrastructure in the Free SHS allocation.
Whiles presenting his speech at the sod-cutting ceremony Sunday, December 1, 2019, President Nana Addo noted that his government recognizes the importance of science, technology, and technical skills in the industry and as such there is the need for individuals to be equipped.
“Every child must be offered the opportunity to bring out her inherent talents for innovation. It is in the laboratories and workshops that young people get the opportunity to expand their imagination, and develop the skills that would equip them for the modern world. We need to modernise all aspects of our lives, and we need skilled people to lead the modernisation process,” he said.
He however, applauded the Ministry of Education for their admirable gesture of constructing and naming the school after the former President.
In his address, president Akufo-Addo stated that about 20 state-of-the-art TVET centres will be constructed in the country and that Government, through the Education Ministry and in collaboration with AMATROL, several Technical Institutes will be equipped, as well as Technical Universities and Colleges of Education that specialise in TVET.
“Additionally, 20 state-of-the-art TVET centres, like the one to be constructed here at Dabaa, are being established across the country to make Ghana a world-class centre for skills development, and a leading country in TVET delivery in Africa. We want to emphasize the importance of TVET, and eliminate the misconception that technical and vocational education is inferior and patronized only by less endowed students,” he added