Technical and Vocational Education Division


The Technical and Vocational Education Division (TVED) is one of the Ten (10) Divisions of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Headquarters responsible for implementing pre-tertiary Technical and Vocational Education under the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Vision Statement

To provide relevant and quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training Skills to meet Ghana’s socio-economic development.

Mission Statement

To create enabling environment for the youth to acquire quality demand-driven TVET employable skills and general education to enable them fulfill the country’s TVET human resource requirements.

Our Mandate
  • Organize and supervise the delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in institutions at the pre-tertiary level in the public education system
  • Provide supervisory oversight over Technical and Vocational Institutions in the private sector that follow GES/TVET Examinations.
  • Develop and review curricula for TVET courses
  • Conduct TVET examinations and awarding corresponding certificates for all its courses
  • Collect and collate data from TVET Institutions
  • Conduct research on TVET issues
  • Assist in exposing students at the Basic and SHS levels to a range of practical activities in collaboration with the relevant Divisions of GES to make them familiar and to stimulate their interest in TVET programmes so as to give them the opportunity to choose their future careers in either the technical, vocational or general education field
  • Equip students who have completed Basic Education with TVET skills to enable them enter into gainful employment in the industry.
  • Equip students with relevant productive and entrepreneurial skills related to TVET courses to prepare them for self-employments.
  • Promote increased participation of women in education, training and employment in the TVET Sector.
  • Provide sound academic foundation for TVET delivery and for further education for those students who may wish to continue their education during their working life in the context of lifelong education.

The Division has Seven (7) Units as summarized below:

Programme Development and Supervision:

  • Curriculum Development, Review and Training
  • Supervision of public and Private Institution

Human Resource and Industrial Liaison:

  • Instructor and Management Training
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Tracer Studies

Finance and Administration:

  • Budget Preparation and Implementation
  • General Divisional Administration
  • Accreditation of Institutions

Statistics, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Collecting and collating Statistical data in Public/Private Institutes
  • Making follow-up to monitor and evaluate delivery of programmes
  • Conducting research to help review courses

Women in Technical Education (WITED), Guidance and Counseling:

  • Encouraging females to pursue male dominated courses
  • Providing Guidance and Counseling Services to Basic School pupils to pursue TVET

Technical Examinations Unit:

  • Conduct of GES TVET and National Secretariat in Office Management Examinations
    Award of Certificates

ICT (supporting research and other IT activities)

  • Facilitating the integration of ICT into TVET curriculum to enhance TVET Delivery
  • Coordinating ICT activities in Technical Institutes
  • Training for ICT teachers
  • Collecting and collating Statistical data in Public TVET Institutes

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Week one of the training of KG to P6 teachers ended yesterday. Management is impressed with the quality of training given to the teachers and it is expected that the new Standards Based Curriculum will be implemented effectively and efficiently when we begin the roll out in September 2019.

Close to 80% of the 152,000, teachers converged at 996 centres across the country to be trained in the first week.

Management’s attention was drawn to the plates of insipid food served and in some cases not befitting packaging at some centres. This is really unfortunate.

Investigations have begun to find out why and how this happened in some of the centres.

Some teachers at some centres also did not sign for their GH 50.0 T&T because they wanted the GH50.0 allowance to be added before. This also created scenes too.

Management is not happy about the developments and will like to assure teachers that as key stakeholders we will continue to ensure their needs are met so that we can collectively provide quality Education to the Ghanaian child.

The allowances could not be paid because Management intended to write for tax exemption so that the 20%withholding tax which by law had to be deducted on the GH50.0 will not be deducted. This information was communicated to all Regional and District Directorates to make it known to participants.

The allowances will be paid early next week and so all should remain calm. Management of GES has their interest at heart.

Measures have been put in place to ensure that these incidents are not repeated in the 2nd week.


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