The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has appealed for more support for vocational and technical institutions.

He said everything should be done to equip and upgrade their facilities including laboratories and workshops to enable them deliver quality training to the youth in employable skills.

According to the Asantehene the situation where teachers are forced to rely on obsolete equipment together with the lack of teaching aids and limited industrial attachment opportunity for their students is not the best,

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said it would not be out of place for corporate bodies to provide scholarships and other incentives to motivate both teachers and students in those institutions.

The Asantehene said these in a speech read for him at the 9th graduation ceremony of the Ramseyer Vocational and Technical Institute at Chirapatre in Kumasi.

The theme of the graduation was “Enhancing quality training in vocational technical education as an essential tool for accelerated development”.

A total of 86 students graduated after a three-year training in catering, fashion design, electrical installation, block-laying and concreting.

The Institute, established in 1976 by the Presbyterian Church has since trained about 8,000 people.

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