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TVET holds its quarterly meeting

Dec 31, 2020, 1:48 PM | Article By: Sanna Jallow

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) recently held its quarterly meeting designed to galvanise support for the monitoring and implementation of the TVET roadmap for women and youth.

The meeting was held at the Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology along Senegambia highway.

Lamin Kenjo Cham, head of Technical and Vocational Education and Training spoke about some of their activities, saying in December they will set the ball rolling for their TVET policy.

“There is still opportunity for lead organisation to collaborate to make sure that output are in line and set out in the TVET roadmap and the  policy will be drafted  by January 2021.’’

Cham disclosed that the activity prepared for the refund of the TVET funded mechanism is to provide rural youth with training opportunities through existing TVET centers, multi-youth centers for remote delivery for young people.

“The ministry is partnering with GIZ which is operating in the rural areas including apprenticeship, teachers training, agro-processing, horticulture and bee keeping.” 

He noted that currently 40 apprentices are undergoing training and 334 have already graduated.

“We have two new centers established to deliver a range of programmes including animal husbandry, block laying, gamete making and styling.’’

Sambujay Marreh, a representative of National Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) revealed some of the training curriculums the authority is developing, which he said, includes processing and marketing, construction and maintenance photography and filming, art block. This, he added, is to set standards in line with agreement of TVET institutions.

Kawsu Fadara, youth coordinator at the National Youth Council said they are rehabilitating youth centers across the country to make it friendly and lively for the youth and also to improve access to training skills for youth.

“We will help communities spend competition to promote skills training and opportunities programmes using football, volley ball and other interesting activities.’’

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