The Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Mrs Gifty Twum Ampofo and the Commissioner for TVET, Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, last week toured some selected TVET institutions which are serving as centres for the ongoing 2021 May/June Certificate II Core Examination.
The tour was aimed at ascertaining how the examination was being conducted and also wish the candidates well.
Some of the centres visited are the Accra Technical Training Centre at Kokomlemle, Dabokpa Technical Institute, Tamale Technical Institute, Walewale Technical Institute, St. Bernadette, Navrongo Technical Institute and Bolgatanga Technical Institute.
Speaking to the media after the tour, Mrs Gifty Twum Ampofo indicated that, “this assessment has been designed to ensure that students’ transition to the world of work or pursuit of higher academic laurels is seamless”.
She added that the “government has taken the necessary steps to ensure that their certification is recognized by both industry and institutions of higher learning”.
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, on his part, expressed his delight with the conduct of the exams so far and assured the general public that the Commission has taken enough precautionary steps to ensure that the sanctity and integrity of the examinations are upheld.
He urged the candidates to work hard and ensure that they passed the examination so that the huge investment being made by the government and other stakeholders for their education does not go to waste.
Dr Asamoah was upbeat that, if the candidates are able to pass, they would not only make their families proud but they could also support the nation’s development by joining the labour force to enhance productivity.
Students in TVET institutions nationwide began writing their May/June Certificate II Core Exams from 6th September 2021 are expected to complete them on 13th September 2021.
Annually, the May/June Certificate II Core Exams is administered to all eligible TVET learners across the country by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET).
The examinable subjects are Mathematics, Integrated Science, English Language, Social Studies and Entrepreneurship.
This examination will enable the learners to either progress to Technical Universities (including other Tertiary Institutions/Universities) or transition to the world of work.
Some of the candidates writing the exams at Tamale Technical Institute during the tour last week.