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close this bookThe Role of Technical and Vocational Education in the Educational System in Ghana (UNEVOC, 1994, 46 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentTHE SOCIO-ECONOMIC SITUATION
View the documentHUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
View the documentTHE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
View the documentOBJECTIVES AND CONTENT OF EDUCATION
View the documentTECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
View the documentNATIONAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
View the documentINSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMMES
View the documentFINANCING OF TVE
View the documentLINKS WITH INDUSTRIES
View the documentCAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
View the documentTHE INFORMAL SECTOR
View the documentEXAMINATIONS AND ACCREDITATION
View the documentFORECAST OF THE FUTURE SITUATION
View the documentEXISTING PROBLEMS
View the documentNATIONAL POLICIES AND INNOVATIVE MEASURES
View the documentPARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
View the documentINTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
View the documentENHANCING THE SOCIAL STATUS OF THE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ITS GRADUATES
View the documentAPPENDIX 'B' - SOME MINISTRIES, ORGANISATIONS AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN GHANA
View the documentBIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION

Friendly foreign countries and international organizations which have been giving support for improving the quality of technical and vocational education in Ghana and for expanding this kind of education include the following:

a) Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, India, France and the USA.

b) The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GTZ), Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), UNESCO, UNICEF, The Commonwealth Secretariat, UNDP, ILO, The World Bank, The African Development Bank, The British Overseas Development Administration (ODA), The British Council and the various volunteer and non-governmental organizations, e.g. Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO), British Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), American Peace Corps, German Development Service Volunteers (GDS), Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), etc.

Major components of the support from these friendly foreign countries and international organizations include the following:

- overseas study touts by Principals of public technical institutions and key technical and vocational education administrators to update their knowledge of trends and practices in the technical and vocational education systems in other countries to enable them contribute more effectively to the development of technical and vocational education in Ghana;

- education and training of staff in various disciplines abroad;

- practical training in industry overseas;

- teacher education and training abroad;

- provision of equipment, spare parts, handtools, materials, books, vehicle, etc;

- rehabilitation of existing buildings and replacement of obsolete equipment;

- provision of technical advisors for some given periods to help carry out some specific projects, e.g. development of various trade syllabuses into Modules of Employable Skills (MES) based on National Occupational Skills (NOS);

- conduct of short training courses;

- organization of conferences, seminars and workshops.

Normally the support given by the above-mentioned friendly foreign countries and international organizations is co-ordinated by the International Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana.

Just as the Government of Ghana enjoys support from some friendly foreign countries and international organizations in many sectors of the economy, so does it co-operate with the United Nation's High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in supporting refugees in Ghana from all over Africa as well as educating and training a large number of them in various disciplines at various levels in educational institutions in Ghana.