COLTEK-GSDI Partnership Extended

The Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) III and its partners including the European Union and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) have decided to sponsor a stretch of the partnership between the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) and GSDI III towards the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni who announced this in Kumasi said the decision followed the impressive feat that had been chalked under the original partnership for which COLTEK and GSDI III signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 4, 2019.

Under that MoU, GSDI III was to provide technical support in areas such as school management and Competency-Based Training (CBT) in a bid to strengthen COLTEK to implement a state-of-the-art teacher training in Ghana. In this arrangement COLTEK was to offer training for trainers of TVET programmes and also develop curricula that would spearhead the promotion of TVET in the country.

Only six months after signing that MoU, the Vice-Chancellor said the partnership had culminated in the development of two very high standard manuals – one for in-service School Management Training and the other for Competency-Based Training.

He was hopeful that the next phase of the partnership would also result in outcomes that would push forward the frontiers of education in Ghana and expedite her development.

The Ashanti Regional Minister reiterated the Government’s unwavering efforts towards merging COLTEK and the College of Agriculture (CAGRIC) into an autonomous university to train TVET teachers for the various TVET institutions in Ghana.

He assured that the Government would continue to support the University and complete various projects that were already at different stages of completion.