The appointment which is in line with section 48 (1) of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023), is for a period of four (4) years.
The newly appointed Deputy Director General for the Commission, is expected to bring his rich expertise to bear on the work of the commission to achieve the goals of the Akufo-Addo administration for TVET education in Ghana as well as to regulate, promote and administer the sector.
The Commission’s primary responsibility is to regulate, promote and administer technical and vocational education and training for transformation and innovation in the country. The commission has as its mission, to coordinate and oversee a TVET system that produces a globally competitive workforce through quality-oriented and demand-driven learning for national development.
Technical and vocational education and training plays an essential role in improving the wellbeing of youths and communities. It increases productivity, empowers individual to become self-reliant and stimulates entrepreneurship.
What makes TVET successful is the focus on skills development, that is, using hands-on training. This helps students and future job seekers to acquire not only the essential knowledge on the subject matter but also the required competences that one would need to fulfil employers and economic stakeholders’ expectations.
TVET Presidential Support
In his State of the Nation Address to Parliament before the end of his 1st term in office on the 5th of January 2021, President Akufo-Addo indicated that before he took office on the 7th of January 2017, “it sounded recklessly optimistic, but Free SHS and Free TVET are now entrenched parts” of the country’s educational setup.
“In a few years’ time, we can guarantee that the basic education for the work-force in our country would be at the secondary level. It is a transformational step we have taken, which should quicken the development all around and give us confidence in our future”, he said.
Profile of Antwi Boasiako
Peter Antwi Boasiako holds MSc in Information Systems Engineering from the Lancaster University &LITR in the United Kingdom, where between 2005 to 2009, he also obtained a BEng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He majored in electrical power generation, transmission & distribution and renewable energy.
From 1997 to 2000, he earned HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Accra Technical University. He majored in Electrical power and subsequently obtained his Electrical Technician Diploma, Part II and the same university.
He earned his Electrical Technician Diploma, Part I certificate from the Kumasi Technical Institute in 2006 after securing his Electrical Installation and Regulations certificate in 2004 from the Tamale Polytechnic.
Antwi Boasiako has acquired huge technical expertise training and experience to work in UK as High Voltage Authorised Engineer and energy expert.
From February 2014 till date, Antwi Boasiako has worked with Skanska Plc, UK, as the Technical Manager and Energy Policy Advisor. Between September 2011 and January 2014, he worked as the Engineering Manager for Carillion Plc, UK as Engineering Manager.
June 2006 till September 2011, Antwi Boasiako worked at Amec Foster Wheeler Plc, UK as the High Voltage Authorized Engineer. In 2020, he contested in the New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary primaries in the Afigya Kwabre North Constituency in the Ashanti region.