A former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has advised government to prioritise Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) in its job creation strategies to address the high unemployment rate in the country.
According to him, the neglect of TVET by past governments has contributed to the current worrying unemployment problem facing Ghana.
Speaking at a forum dubbed ‘The Ghanaian Dream; Transforming the economy through job creation and opportunities for all” on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Tang Palace, Dr. Duffuor stressed that attention must be given to TVET if the country wants to deal with youth unemployment.
“The neglect of technical and vocational training over the years might have contributed to the high unemployment and rising poverty among the youth. Many of them lack basic job skills.
“High youth unemployment and prevalent skills gaps within the labour force, underlines the necessity for vocational and technical education. Ghana must place TVET education in the centre of job creation strategy to successfully address the high youth unemployment,” Dr. Kwabena Duffuor shared.
Although there has been no official announcement, speculations have it that the former BoG governor has the interest to become the next President of Ghana.
Several reports have indicated that he has plans to contest for the position of flagbearer in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) before the 2024 general elections.